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MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 



OF 



^ons of tije 9lmetican 3^e\jolution 



Commictre of |BubUcation. 

EDWIN S. BARRETT, 
FRANCIS H. BROWN. 
HERBERT W. KIMBALL. 
CHARLES K. DARLING. 
FRANCIS H. APPLETON. 




Edwin Shepard Barrett. 



Massachusetts Society 



OF 



»ons of tf)e Qlmerican 3^ebolution 



HISTORICAL MEMORANDA 



WITH LISTS OF 



MEMBERS AND THEIR REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS 



BOSTON 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 
1899 



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Copyright, i8gg, 

By the Massachusetts Society 

Sons of the American Revolution. 



■10. H. ILtIt, PNINTfll, 172 CONOHia* ST., BOSTON. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

Officers of the National Society 7 

Constitution of the National Society 11 

Officers of the State Society 17 

List of Officers from the Formation of the State Society 19 

Constitution of the State Society 23 

Historical Sketch 31 

List of Members 47 

Record of Revolutionary Ancestors 121 

Chapters 269 

Actual Sons of Revolutionary Soldiers 273 

Summary 274 

Seal 275 

Insignia 275 

Markers 276 

Information 278 

The French Army in Boston 280 

Military Descendants of Deacon Thomas Parker .... 290 

Resolutions on Mr. Barrett 293 

Additions and Corrections 295 



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THE NATIONAL SOCIETY 



OF THE 



^ons of ti)t American 3^et)olution, 

Organized April 30, 1889. 



OFFICERS. 

ELECTED AT DETROIT, MICHIGAN, MAY 2, 1 899. 

liresiUcnt (general. 
FRANKLIN MURPHY, Newark, New Jersey. 

Htcc49wsilients ©eneral, 
J. C. BRECKINRIDGE, U.S.A., Washington, D.C. 
JOHN WHITEHEAD, MorristoWxN, New Jersey. 
THOMAS W. PALMER, Detroit, Michigan. 
JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Norwich, Connecticut. 
JAMES H. ANDERSON, Columbus, Ohio. 

$ecretarp (ScneraL 
SAMUEL EBERLY GROSS, 604 Masonic Temple, Chicago, Illinois. 

treasurer (Seneral. 
C. W. HASKINS, 30 Broad Street, New York City. 

i^egistrar (General. 
A. HOWARD CLARK, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 

I^istorian (General. 
EDWARD M. GALLAUDET, LL.D., Washington, D.C. 

C^fjaplain General. 
Rev. RUFUS W. CLARK, D.D., Detroit, Michigan. 



Consititution. 



CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE 
AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 



[As amended at the Congress held at Washington, B.C., April 30, 1894.] 



ARTICLE I. 

NAME. 



The name of this Society shall be 

The Sons of the American Revolution. 

ARTICLE II. 

OBJECTS. 

The objects of this Society shall be to perpetuate the memory of 
the men who, by their services or sacrifices during the War of the 
American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American 
people ; to unite and promote fellowship among their descendants ; 
to inspire them and the community at large with a more profound 
reverence for the principles of the government founded by our 
forefathers ; to encourage historical research in relation to the 
American Revolution ; to acquire and preserve the records of 
the individual services of the patriots of the War, as well as docu- 
ments, relics, and landmarks ; to mark the scenes of the Revolu- 
tion by appropriate memorials ; to celebrate the anniversaries of 
the prominent events of the War ; to foster true patriotism ; to 
maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom ; and 
to carry out the purposes expressed in the preamble to the Con- 
stitution of our Country and the injunctions of Washington in his 
Farewell Address to the American people. 



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ARTICLE III. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Section i. Any man shall be eligible to membership in this 
Society who, being of the age of twenty-one years or over, and a 
citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant 
of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in his loyalty to and 
rendered actual service in the cause of American Independence, 
either as an officer, soldier, seaman, marine, militia-man, or minute- 
man in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, or of any 
one of the several Colonies or States ; or as a Signer of the Decla- 
ration of Independence ; or as a member of a Committee of Safety 
or Correspondence ; or as a member of any Continental, Provin- 
cial, or Colonial Congress or Legislature ; or as a civil officer, 
either of one of the Colonies or States or of the national govern- 
ment ; or as a recognized patriot who performed actual service by 
overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain. 

Sect. 2. Applications for membership shall be made to any 
State Society, in duplicate, upon blank forms prescribed by the 
General Board of Managers, and shall in each case set forth the 
name, occupation, and residence of the applicant, his line of de- 
scent, and the name, residence, and services of his ancestor or 
ancestors in the Revolution, from whom he derives eligibility. 
The applicant shall make oath that the statements of his applica- 
tion are true, to the best of his knowledge and belief. Upon the 
approval of an application by the State Society, to which it is 
made, one copy shall be transmitted to the Registrar-General of 
the National Society, who shall examine further the eligibility 
of the applicant. If satisfied that the member is not eligible, he 
shall return the application for correction. No election of a new 
member shall be valid, unless his eligibility shall be approved by 
the Registrar-General ; and in case of such return the State Society 
shall, in failure to satisfy the Registrar-General of the eligibility of 
such applicant, drop his name from membership. 

Sect. 3. The official designation of the members of the Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution shall be " Compatriots." 



Constitution, 13 

ARTICLE IV. 

NATIONAL AND STATE SOCIETIES. 

Section i. The National Society shall embrace all the mem- 
bers of the State Societies of the Sons of the American Revolution, 
now existing or which may hereafter be established under this 
Constitution. 

Sect. 2. Whenever in any State or Territory, in which a State 
Society does not exist, or in which a State Society has become 
inactive or failed for two years to pay its annual dues to the 
National Society, fifteen or more persons duly qualified for mem- 
bership in this Society may associate themselves as a State Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution, and organize in accord- 
ance with this Constitution, they may be admitted by the General 
Board of Managers to the National Society as " The Soci- 
ety of the Sons of the American Revolution," and shall thereafter 
have exclusive local jurisdiction in the State or Territory or in the 
District in which they are organized, subject to the provisions of 
this Constitution ; but this provision shall not be construed so as 
to exclude the admission of members living in other States. 

Sect. 3. Each State Society shall judge of the qualifications of 
its members and of those proposed for membership, subject to the 
provisions of this Constitution, and shall regulate all matters per- 
taining to its own affairs. It shall have authority to establish local 
chapters within its own jurisdiction, and to endow the chapters with 
such power as it may deem proper, not inconsistent with this Con- 
stitution. It shall have authority, after due notice and impartial 
trial, to expel any member who, by conduct unbecoming a gentle- 
man, shall render himself unworthy to remain a member of the 
Society. 

Sect. 4. Each State Society shall submit to the Annual Con- 
gress of the National Society a report, setting forth by name the 
additions, transfers, and deaths, and any other changes in the 
membership and progress of the State Society during the preced- 
ing year, and make such suggestions as it shall deem proper for 
the promotion of the objects of the whole order. 

Sect. 5. Whenever a member in good standing in his Society 



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changes his residence from the jurisdiction of the State Society of 
which he is a member to that of another, he shall be entitled, if 
he so elects, to a certificate of honorable dismission from his own 
State Society, in order that he may be transferred to the State 
Society to whose jurisdiction he has changed his residence ; pro- 
vided that his membership shall continue in the former until he 
shall have been elected a member of the latter. Each State Soci- 
ety shall, however, retain full control of the admission of members 
by transfer. 

Sect. 6. Wherever the word " State " occurs in this Constitu- 
tion, it shall be held to include within its meaning the District of 
Columbia and the Territories of the United States. 

Sect. 7. A Society may be formed in any foreign country by 
fifteen or more persons who are eligible to membership under this 
Constitution, which shall bear the same relation to the National 
organization as the State Society, subject to the provisions of this 
Constitution. 

ARTICLE V. 

OFFICERS AND MANAGERS. 

Section i. The General Officers of the National Society shall 
be a President-General, five Vice-Presidents-General, a Secretary- 
General, Treasurer-General, Registrar-General, Historian-General, 
and Chaplain-General, who shall be elected by ballot by a vote of 
the majority of the members present at the annual meeting of the 
Congress of the National Society, and shall hold office for one 
year and until their successors are elected. 

Sect. 2. The General Officers, together with the Presidents of 
the State Societies ex officio, shall constitute the General Board 
of Managers of the National Society, which Board shall have 
authority to adopt and promulgate the By-laws of the National 
Society, to prescribe the duties of the General Officers, to provide 
the seal, to designate and make regulations for the issue of the in- 
signia, and to transact the general business of the National Society 
during the intervals between the sessions of the Congress. Meet- 
ings of the General Board may be held, after not less than ten 
days' notice, at the call of the President-General, or, in case of 



Coni5titution» 15 

his absence or inability, at the call of the senior Vice-President- 
General, certified by the Secretary-General. Meetings shall be 
called at the request of seven members. At all such meetings, 
seven shall constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 3. An Executive Committee of seven, of whom the 
President-General shall be Chairman, may be elected by the Board 
of Managers, which Committee shall, in the interim between the 
meetings of the Board, transact such business as may be delegated 
to it by the Board of Managers. 



ARTICLE VI. 

DUES. 

Each State Society shall pay annually to the Treasurer -General, 
to defray the expenses of the National Society, twenty-five cents 
for each active member thereof, unless intermitted by the National 
Congress. Provided that the National Board of Management may 
increase said dues at any time not to exceed fifty cents in all by a 
two-thirds vote when the necessities of the National Society so 
demand. All such dues shall be paid on or before the first day 
of April in each year for the ensuing year, in order to secure 
representation in the Congress of the National Society. 



ARTICLE VII. 
MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS. 

Section i. The annual Congress of the National Society for 
the election of the General Officers and for the transaction of 
business shall be held on the thirtieth day of April, or on the first 
day of May, in every year. The time, hour, and place of such 
meeting shall be designated by the Board of Managers. 

Sect. 2. Special meetings of the Congress may be called by 
the President-General, and shall be called by him when directed so 
to do by the Board of Managers, or whenever requested in writing 
so to do by at least five State Societies, on giving thirty days' 



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notice, specifying the time and place of such meeting and the 
business to be transacted. 

Sect. 3. The following shall be members of all such annual or 
special meetings of the Congress, and shall be entitled to vote 
therein : — 

1. All the Officers and the ex-Presidents-General of the National 
Society. 

2. The President and Senior Vice-President of each State 
Society. 

3. One delegate at large from each State Society. 

4. One delegate for every one hundred members of the Society 
within a State, and for a fraction of fifty or over. 



ARTICLE VIII. 

AMENDMENTS. 

The Constitution may be altered or amended at any meeting of 
the Congress of the National Society, provided that sixty days' 
notice of the proposed alterations or amendments, which shall 
first have been recommended by a State Society, shall be sent by 
the Secretary-General to the President of each State Society. A 
vote of two-thirds of those present shall be necessary to their 
adoption. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 



OF THE 



^ons of ti)t Stmrrican 3^e\)olutton, 

Organized April 19, 1889. 



BOARD OF MANAGERS 

ELECTED AT BOSTON, APRIL 1 9, 1 899. 

iirtsilient. 
FRANCIS HENRY APPLETON, Peabody. 

NATHAN APPLETON, Boston. 
FRANCIS HENRY BROWN, Boston. 
CHARLES ELISHA ADAMS, Lowell. 

itrrrtars. 
CHARLES EPHRAIM STEARNS, Waltham. 

Ergistrar. 
HERBERT WOOD KIMBALL, 28 State Street, Boston. 

dfafrarfT. 
CHARLES MONTRAVILLE GREEN, Boston. 

IBistorian. 
CHARLES KIMBALL DARLING, Boston. 

Cljaplain. 
Rev. CARLTON ALBERT STAPLES, Lexington. 



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^oarU of IHanaflers. 

Term expires 

DAVID HILL COOLIDGE, Boston. 1900 

LUKE STEARNS STOWE, Springfield. 1900 

S. STILLMAN BLANCHARD, Boston. 1900 

THEODORE CORNELIUS BATES, Worcester. 1900 

EUGENE FRANCIS ENDICOTT, Chelsea. 1900 

GORHAM DUMMER OILMAN, Newton. 1901 

SHEPARD DEVEREUX GILBERT, Salem. 1901 

FRANCIS HENRY LINCOLN, Hingham. 1901 

PRESCOTT CHAMBERLAIN, Chelsea. 1901 

Rev. SAMUEL HOPKINS EMERY, Taunton. 1901 

ELIHU B. HAYES, Lynn. 1902 

WILLIAM JAMES HOWARD, Whitman. 1902 

MOSES GREELEY PARKER, Lowell. 1902 

GEORGE FRANCIS PIERCE, Boston. 1902 

NATHAN WARREN, Waltham. 1902 



LIST OF OFFICERS 

FROM THE FORMATION OF THE STATE SOCIETY. 



^rtsiUmts. 

CHARLES HICKS SAUNDERS 1889-1891 

♦EDWIN SHEPARD BARRETT 1891-1898 

FRANCIS HENRY APPLETON 1898- 

Fict^^rtsitJtnts. 

WILLIAM N. DAVENPORT 1889-1890 

EDWIN SHEPARD BARRETT 1890-1891 

CHARLES MONTRAVILLE GREEN 1891-1892 

♦CHARLES HENRY JOY 1891-1892 

♦EDWARD JACOB FORSTER 1891-1897 

HENRY CABOT LODGE 1892-1899 

NATHAN APPLETON 1892- 

FRANCIS HENRY BROWN 1897- 

CHARLES ELISHA ADAMS 1899- 

QTrrasurrrs. 

CLARENCE S. WARD 1889 

JOHN L. STEVENSON 1889-1892 

CHARLES MONTRAVILLE GREEN 1892- 

&tvcttaxits, 

CLARENCE S. WARD 1889 

ALFRED BROOKS FRYE 1889-1891 

ALFONSO SCOTT HARRIS 1891-1892 

♦WILLIAM BARRETT 1892-1894 

HERBERT WOOD KIMBALL 1894-1896 

GEORGE EDWARD BROWN 1896-1897 

CHARLES EPHRAIM STEARNS 1897- 

♦LUTHER L. TARBELL 1889-1892 

NATHAN WARREN 1892-1894 

FRANCIS H. BROWN 1894-1896 

HERBERT WOOD KIMBALL 1896- 

l^tstonans. 

ALFRED AUGUSTUS STOCKER 1889-1893 

SAMUEL ARTHUR BENT 1893-1895 

CHARLES KIMBALL DARLING 1895- 

^})aplain5. 

HENRY S. HUNTINGTON 1889- 

CARLETON ALBERT STAPLES 1889- 



€Qnjstitutio« anD 'B^'latoji. 



CONSTITUTION 



OF THE 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF THE SONS 
OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 

As amended April 20, i S 9 6 . 



ARTICLE L 

NAME. 



The name of the Society shall be The Massachusetts 
Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. 



ARTICLE II. 

OBJECTS. 

The objects of the Society are: to perpetuate the memory and 
spirit of the men who achieved American Independence, by the 
encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution 
and the publication of its results, the preservation of documents 
and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revo- 
lutionary soldiers and patriots, and the promotion of celebrations 
of all patriotic anniversaries ; to carry out the injunction of Wash- 
ington in his Farewell Address to the American people, "to pro- 
mote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the 
general diffusion of knowledge," thus developing an enlightened 
public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages 
as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the 
duties of American citizens ; to cherish, maintain, and extend the 



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institutions of American freedom ; to foster true patriotism and 
love of country ; and to aid in securing for mankind all the 
blessings of liberty. 

ARTICLE III. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Any man is eligible for membership who is of the age of 
twenty-one years, and who is descended from an ancestor who, 
with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of 
American Independence, as a soldier or as a seaman, or a civil 
officer in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United 
Colonies or States, as a recognized patriot ; provided that he shall 
be found worthy. 

ARTICLE IV. 

OFFICERS. 

The Officers of the Society shall be a President, three Vice 
Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Registrar, a Historian, a 
Chaplain, and a Board of Managers, consisting of fifteen members 
and the officers of the Society ex officiis. The Society or Mana- 
gers shall also elect a Delegate at large, and such other Delegates 
as it may be entitled to by the Constitution of the National 
Society. 

ARTICLE V. 

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS. 

Ten or more members of the Society, resident in any locality 
as may be approved by the Board of Managers, may form them- 
selves into a Chapter, to be called by such name as said members 
may assume. A Charter may be granted to such Chapter by the 
Board of Managers, upon application in writing of ten or more 
members of the Society, stating name to be assumed, the location, 
and names of its proposed members. Such Chapter ma;y enact a 
Constitution and By-laws not inconsistent with those of the 
National Society, or of this Society. 



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No person shall be admitted to such Chapter unless he is a 
member in good standing of The Massachusetts Society of 
THE Sons of the American Revolution ; and all members of 
this Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, resident 
within the territory of such Chapter, shall be eligible to member- 
ship therein. If any member of such Chapter should cease to be 
a member of the State Society, his membership in the Chapter 
shall also cease. 

Membership in Chapters shall not in any way change the 
relations of members to the State Society, nor impair obligations 
of payment of dues and other requisitions of the Constitution and 
By-laws of said Society. 

Every Chapter shall annually report a list of officers and mem- 
bers to the Secretary of the State Society on the first of April. 



ARTICLE VL 

QUORUM. 

A quorum of the Society for the transaction of business shall 
consist of forty members ; of the Managers, five members ; but a 
less number may adjourn. 

ARTICLE VII. 

AMENDMENTS. 

This Constitution or the By-laws may be altered or amended 
at any meeting of the Society, by a vote of three-fourths of the 
members present ; provided that notice of such intended alteration 
or amendment be borne on the notification of said meeting. 



BY-LAWS. 



ARTICLE I. 

MEMBERSHIP. 



Section i. Applications for membership must be made in 
duplicate on blanks furnished by the Society, and with the initia- 
tion fee and dues for the current year be forwarded to the Registrar, 
the money to be returned in case of rejection. 

Sect. 2. The applicant shall become a member after a favor- 
able report and election by the Managers. 

Sect. 3. The initiation fee shall be three dollars, the annual 
dues two dollars, payable in advance. The payment of twenty- 
five dollars at one time shall constitute a Life Member, and shall 
exempt from further dues. The annual dues of a member elected 
between the fifteenth day of January and the fifteenth day of April 
in each year shall continue his membership until the end of the 
next succeeding fiscal year. 

The Board of Managers shall have authority to use their dis- 
cretion in remitting individual dues. 

Sect. 4. Any member failing to pay his annual dues for two 
consecutive years may forfeit his membership upon vote of the 
Managers. 

Sect. 5. Members in arrears shall be debarred from the privi- 
leges of membership. 

Sect. 6. By recommendation of the Managers and a two- 
thirds vote of the Society, a member may be dropped from the 
Register. 

Sect. 7. A member may resign, if his dues are all paid, by 
simply notifying the Registrar in writing. 

Sect. 8. Members, in good standing, may be transferred to 
another Society, on application from the same ; and members in 
good standing in other Societies may, on application, be admitted 
to membership in this Society, by vote of the managers. 



ARTICLE II. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MEETINGS. 

Section i. The officers shall be elected by ballot at the 
annual meeting, and a majority shall be required for choice. 
Proxies shall not be allowed. The term of office shall be for 
one year, and until a successor shall be elected. Vacancies occur- 
ring during the year shall be filled by the Managers. 

Sect. 2. The Board of Managers at their meeting next succeed- 
ing the annual meeting held on April 20, 1896, shall divide by lot 
the fifteen members elected as Managers into three classes of five 
each. The term of office of the first class shall expire April 19, 
1897 ; the term of office of the second class shall expire April 19, 
1898; the term of office of the third class shall expire April 
19, 1899. At each annual meeting of the Society there shall be 
elected by ballot five Managers to succeed those whose terms of 
office expire at that time, and to hold office for three years. No 
member of the Board of Managers elected, as such, shall be 
eligible for re-election until one year after the expiration of his 
term of office. 

Sect. 3. The Society shall hold its annual meeting on the 19th 
of April in each year, the anniversary of the battles of Lexington 
and Concord, except when such date shall fall on Sunday, in 
which event the meeting shall be held on the following day. 

Sect. 4. Special meetings shall be held on the written request 
of twenty-five members, by vote of the Managers, or on the call 
of the President. 

Sect. 5. Notices of all meetings of the Society shall be mailed 
to each member at least seven days before the meeting. 

Sect. 6. The following shall be the order for business for the 
meetings of the Society or Managers : — 

1. Reading of the Records. 

2. Communications, and action thereon. 

3. Reports of Standing Committees. 

4. Reports of Special Committees. 

5. Reports of Officers. 

6. Unfinished business. 

7. New business. 

This order may be changed by unanimous consent. 



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ARTICLE III. 

DUTIES OF OFFICERS, ETC. 
PRESIDENT. 

Section i. The President, or in his absence the senior Vice- 
President present, or in their absence a chairman pro tempore^ 
shall preside at all meetings of the Society or Managers. He 
shall preserve order, and shall decide all questions of order, sub- 
ject to an appeal to the Society or Managers. 

SECRETARY. 

Sect. 2. The Secretary shall notify all members of their elec- 
tion and of such other matters as may be directed by the Society 
or Managers. He shall have charge of the seal, certificate of 
incorporation, and records. He, together with the presiding offi- 
cer, shall certify all acts of the Society. He shall give due 
notice of the time and place of all meetings of the Society or 
Managers, and attend the same. He shall keep fair and accurate 
records of all the proceedings and orders of the Society or Man- 
agers, and shall give notice to the several officers of all votes, 
orders, resolves, and proceedings of the Society or Managers 
affecting them or appertaining to their respective duties, and 
generally perform the duties incumbent upon such an officer. 

TREASURER. 

Sect. 3. The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and 
securities of the Society. He shall collect all moneys due the 
Society, excepting initiation fees and annual dues. He shall 
deposit in a reliable bank or savings institution to the credit of 
The Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution all uninvested funds, and make such investments in 
the name of the Society as may be ordered by the Society or 
Managers. He shall keep an assessment account, crediting each 
member with the amount paid over by the Registrar. He shall 
pay to the Treasurer-General, between the first day of March and 
the annual meeting, the per capita tax required by the National 
Society. He shall keep a true account of his receipts and ex- 



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penditures. He shall not pay out any money from the treasury, 
except upon the written order or approval of the President or 
upon vote of the Society or Managers. The fiscal year of the 
Society shall end on the fifteenth day of April. 

REGISTRAR. 

Sect. 4. The Registrar shall keep a Register of the names 
and dates of election, transfer, resignation, and death of all mem- 
bers, collect all initiation fees and annual dues, and pay the same 
to the Treasurer forthwith. He shall forward to the Registrar- 
General of the National Society a duplicate of all applications for 
membership which have been accepted, within one week after the 
applicants shall have been elected. He shall issue certificates of 
membership and insignia to members entitled thereto. 

HISTORIAN. 

Sect. 5. The Historian shall have the care and custody of 
all historical, geographical, and genealogical papers, manuscripts, 
and documents belonging to the Society, and keep a correct list 
of the same. At the annual meeting he shall report the names 
of deceased members, adding a biographical notice, if possible 
He shall endeavor to be present at all excursions of the Society, 
and call attention to, and give information regarding, points of 
historic interest. 

REPORTS. 

Sect. 6. The Secretary, Treasurer, and Registrar shall each 
render an annual report to be read at the annual meeting. Such 
reports must first be presented to the Managers at their meeting 
in April. 

BONDS. 

Sect. 7. The Treasurer and Registrar shall each give such 
bond for the faithful discharge of their respective duties as may 
be required by the Managers. 

auditors. 

Sect. 8. The Managers shall, at least one month before the 
annual meeting, appoint three Auditors, who shall examine and 



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audit the books and accounts of the Treasurer and Registrar, and 
report at the annual meeting. 



ARTICLE IV. 

BOARD OF MANAGERS. 

Section i. The Managers shall judge of the qualifications of 
candidates for admission to the Society, and vote upon the same. 

Sect. 2. They shall appoint from their own number the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees, of three members each : — 

Membership — to whom all applications shall be referred, 

Finance, 

Publication, and Printing, 
and such other committees as they may deem advisable. 

Their duties shall be such as usually pertain to committees of 
like character and such as may be defined by the Managers. 

Sect. 3. They shall recommend plans for promoting the ob- 
jects of the Society, and shall authorize the disbursement and 
expenditure of unappropriated money in the treasury for the 
payment of current expenses of the Society. In general, they 
shall watch over the interests of the Society, and suggest, from 
time to time, such measures as they deem conducive to its 
prosperity. 

Sect. 4. They shall in the month of February appoint a 
Nominating Committee of five members, four of whom shall be 
outside the Board of Managers, whose duty it shall be to select the 
name of a candidate for each office to be filled at the ensuing 
annual meeting, and report to the Board of Managers in the month 
of March. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to mail to each 
member of the Society a copy of the Nominating Committee's 
report at least one week before the annual meeting. 

Sect. 5. The Managers shall meet once in each month, except 
during the months of July and August, and whenever called by the 
President, or at the request of five of its members. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE SOCIETY. 

October, 1896 — April, 1899. 

Resuming the abstracts from the Records, which closed October 
19, 1896, with an account of the fall field day at Newburyport, 
the next item of general interest was the unveiling of a monument 
to Colonel Israel Hutchinson at Danversport, November 10, 1896, 
under the auspices of the Danvers Historical Society. Delegates 
from the State Society and from " Old Salem " Chapter of the 
Sons of the American Revolution were present. The monument 
stands in the square opposite the railroad station on the site of 
Colonel Hutchinson's home. It is a beautiful granite monument, 
bearing this inscription : — 

ISRAEL HUTCHINSON 

1727 — 1811 

Served his countf)- as Sergeant; company of Rangers, 1757; 
Lieutenant, Lake George and Ticonderoga, 1 758 ; Captain, 
Quebec, 1758; Colonel, Siege of Boston, New York, New Jer- 
sey, Crossing of the Delaware; Trenton. His men manned 
boats in retreat from Long Island; Representative and Coun- 
cillor twenty-one years ; an honored citizen and loyal soldier. 

On the 1 8th of November, 1896, a delegation from this Society 
assisted the town officials of Newbury in placing markers at the 
graves of thu-ty of its soldiers of the Revolution. 

At the Managers' meeting, December 4, 1896, appropriate resolu- 
tions were adopted in respect to the memory of the late Benjamin 
Apthorp Gould, LL.D., a Vice-President of the Society, who died 
November 26, 1896. 

January i, 1897. The Rev. C. A. Staples prepared a circular, 
which was adopted by the Managers, and sent to the Clerks of all 
cities and towns in the State, asking their co-operation in securing 
a fitting and universal observance of the Fourth of July. 



32 J^on^ of t^t 5llmencan iHctotution. 

An appropriation of $200 was made to the fund for saving the 
historic Hancock-Clarke house, in Lexington, from threatened 
demolition. 

The cordial good wishes of the Society were extended to the 
Hawaiian Society, Sons of the American Revolution, in return for 
the kindly greeting sent by them to this Society, through Captain 
Nathan Appleton on his recent visit to Honolulu. 

February 3, 1897. A charter was granted to members of the 
Society residing in Chelsea and its vicinity for a chapter to be 
entitled "Old Suffolk." 

It was voted to send a bronze marker, and tablet, to Washing- 
ton, D.C., to be placed at the tomb of Elbridge Gerry, one of the 
Massachusetts signers of the Declaration of Independence. 

March 5, 1897. The President and others appeared before the 
Committee on Military Affairs at the State House, and advocated 
the erection of a monument on South Boston Heights to com- 
memorate the evacuation of Boston by the British March 17, 
1776 ; also for the erection of a statue of Major-General Benjamin 
Lincoln. 

April 2, 1897. A charter was granted to members of the 
Society residing in Worcester to form a chapter to be entitled the 
" Worcester Chapter." 

April 19, 1897. The eighth anniversary of the formation of the 
Society was observed by holding its annual meeting in the Old 
South Meeting-house, Boston. The principal business of the day 
was reading the reports of the officers and the adoption of the 
following resolutions : — 

For the passage of laws to protect the National Flag from being 
used as an advertising medium ; the erection of a monument on 
"Dorchester Heights," now South Boston, to commemorate the 
bloodless victory over the British, brought about by the superior 
skill and strategy of General Washington in seizing and fortifying 
Dorchester Heights, which resulted in the evacuation of Boston ; 
favoring the removal of the frigate " Constitution " from Ports- 
mouth, N.H., to Boston, where she was built and where she properly 
belongs ; commending to the Legislature the passage of the Re- 
solve now before the General Court in favor of the erection of a 
statue of Major-General Benjamin Lincoln ; requesting the Mayor 



i^t^torical Mtttl) of tf^t .^ocictp, 33 

of Boston to take active measures to preserve Faneuil Hall from 
the danger of destruction by fire, which threatens it by its being 
occupied as a market ; and the appointment of a committee to 
place a memorial bowlder and tablet in the old Dorchester burial- 
ground to mark the place of burial of forty soldiers of the Revolu- 
tionary War. 

The following-named members of the Society were appointed as 
delegates to the Convention of the National Society to be held in 
Cleveland, April 30, 1 897 ; namely, Edwin S. Barrett, Charles M. 
Green, M.D., Charles L. Parker, Jerome Marble, F. C. Hay ward, 
Charles B. Holman, Shepard D. Gilbert, Horace A. Massey, 
George E. Bowman, Willis C. Hardy, Eugene F. Endicott, Lucius 
J. Paulint, Edward J. Smith, Frank B. Wardwell. 

The meeting then proceeded to the election of officers for the 
ensuing year. The old board of officers were re-elected with the 
exception of Secretary George E. Brown, who declined a re-elec- 
tion, and was succeeded by Charles E. Stearns, of Waltham. The 
following Managers for three years were elected, namely : David H. 
Coolidge, of Boston ; Luke S, Stowe, of Springfield ; Curtis 
Guild, Jr., of Boston ; Theodore C. Bates, of Worcester ; Eugene F. 
Endicott, of Chelsea. 

The thanks of the Society were given to Mr. George E. Brown, 
the retiring Secretary, for the very efficient services rendered the 
Society ; and the insignia badge of the Society was presented to 
Registrar Herbert W. Kimball. 

The meeting then adjourned to meet at Hotel Vendome for 
dinner. The large dining hall had been appropriately decorated, 
and music was furnished by Carter's Band. After justice had been 
done to an excellent dinner. President Barrett read letters, regret- 
ting their absence, from Secretary Porter, for President McKinley ; 
General Horace Porter ; and General J. C. Breckinridge. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted : — 

Resolved^ That the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution extends its hearty congratulations to General Horace Porter, the 
President-General of the National Society, on his appointment to the very 
important position of ambassador to France, and also congratulates the coun- 
try that the services of so valuable a representative have been secured. 



34 J^on^ of tJ)e Sfimerican ilebolution. 

The following gentlemen were introduced by the President, and 
spoke, to the great pleasure of the members : Hon. Josiah Quincy ; 
Hon. Alfred S. Roe; Clement K. Fay, President of the Mas- 
sachusetts Society of Sons of the Revolution ; Walter S. Logan, 
Vice-President of the New York State Society of Sons of the 
American Revolution ; Colonel William M. Olin, Secretary of 
State ; A. J. C. Sowdon, President of the Massachusetts Society of 
Colonial Wars ; Hon. Gorham D. Oilman. 

The following resolution was adopted : — 

Resolved^ That the Massachusetts Society of Sons of the American Revo- 
lution, at banquet table assembled, send fraternal greetings to the Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution at Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands. 
" May the memories of the Fathers be ever guarded and preserved with 
patriotic zeal by their loyal descendants in whatever part of the world their lot 
may be cast ! " 

May 7, 1897. A charter was granted to members of the Society 
residing in Newton, to form a chapter to be called the *' New- 
towne " ; also one was granted to residents of Lawrence, to be 
called the " Colonel James Frye Chapter." 

The thanks of the Managers were given to George E. Harring- 
ton, of Sudbury, for a copy of the exercises at the dedication of a 
monument to the Revolutionary soldiers from Sudbury, an account 
of which is given in the 1897 year book. 

It was voted to place bronze markers at the graves of James 
Sullivan, Increase Sumner, John Winslow, and William Dawes, Jr., 
soldiers and patriots of the war of the Revolution. 

June 4, 1897. A charter was granted to members residing in 
Pittsfield and vicinity to form a chapter to be called the '* Berk- 
shire County." 

The following resolution was adopted : — 

Resolved^ That we renew our recommendation to the cities and towns of the 
Commonwealth for a more appropriate observance of Independence Day in 
the way of public addresses upon Revolutionary or patriotic themes, reading 
of the Declaration of Independence, or by any method conducive to a higher 
and more patriotic citizenship. And, as the Fourth of July this year falls on 
Sunday, we further recommend that the clergy of the Commonwealth recognize 
the day in the service of their respective churches. 



i^i^torical -fehctcf) of tlje ^ocietp* 35 

The vacancy in the Board of Managers caused by the resigna- 
tion of Curtis Guild, Jr., was filled by the election of the Hon. 
S. Stillman Blanchard, of Boston. 

July 2, 1897. The thanks of the Society were given to Mrs. 
Elizabeth C. Osborne, of Peabody, in recognition of her efficient 
services in searching for and finding the graves of many Revolu- 
tionary soldiers buried in that town, which were duly marked May 
29, 1897. 

A vote of thanks was given to Francis H. Brown, M.D., for 
his efficient, painstaking, and successful labor in the preparation 
and publication of the Society's (1897) Historical Memoranda. 

September 3, 1897. A charter was granted to members of the 
Society residing in Taunton and its vicinity, to form a chapter to 
be called the '* Robert Treat Paine." 

A bronze marker bearing a tablet inscribed, ** Here were buried 
a large number of soldiers of the American Revolution," was placed 
by the Society in the Dorchester cemetery, corner of Stoughton 
and Boston Streets. 

A committee of thirteen members of the Society of which Gen- 
eral F. H. Appleton is chairman, were appointed to act as a sub- 
committee of the Flag Committee of the National Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution. 

October i, 1897. It was voted to instruct President Barrett 
and Major C. K. Darling (the delegates to the Convention at Cin- 
cinnati, October 12) to make every effort possible to further the 
proposed union of the two Societies. 

October 19, 1897. The fall field day was held this year at 
Plymouth. This being the third time the Society has visited this 
interesting town, the programme did not materially differ from 
that of previous visits. After the dinner, at the Samoset House, 
an interesting historical address was delivered by the Hon. Arthur 
Lord, President of the Pilgrim Society. Short speeches were 
made by the Hon. Gorham D. Gilman, the Rev. Charles F. Lom- 
bard, and Archibald M. Howe, Esq. 

November 5, 1897. It was voted to recommend to the Society 
the adoption of the new Constitution of the proposed National 
Society of the American Revolution adopted by the National 
Society of each organization at Cincinnati, October 12, and to 



36 ^on^ of tt)e Stmerican iSeboIution. 

ratify the same at a meeting to be held in Boston, November 15. 
President Barrett, General F. H. Appleton, and Horace E. Ware 
were appointed a committee to arrange for the meeting. 

It was voted to extend the thanks of the Society to the delegates 
who attended the Cincinnati Convention. 

It was voted to petition the Board of Government of the city of 
Boston to make an appropriation of ^500 to be used for the pur- 
pose of making a search in the cemeteries of Boston for the graves 
of soldiers of the Revolution, and for marking them with bronze 
markers. 

A charter was granted to members of the Society living in 
Watertown and its vicinity for a chapter to be called the " Water- 
town Chapter." 

November 15, 1897. A special meeting of the Society was 
held at Union Hall, Boston, at which the new Constitution of the 
proposed Society of the American Revolution was unanimously 
ratified. 

A vote of thanks was passed by the Society to John E. Leavitt 
for a gavel wrought from the wood of the frigate '' Constitution." 
Congratulatory telegrams were sent to the Societies of New 
York State and the District of Columbia, and also to the Secretary- 
General of the National Society. The following resolve was 
also adopted : — 



Resolved^ That fraternal greetings are hereby extended to our brethren 
of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the Revolution, with the ex- 
pression of our sincere desire that we may soon be united with them in carry- 
ing out the high purposes which it has been the common object of both our 
Societies to accomplish. 



December 3, 1897. It was voted to place a bronze marker, 
with a suitably inscribed tablet, at the burial-place of the eminent, 
patriotic statesman, James Otis. 

January 7, 1898. It was voted to co-operate with the Ticonde- 
roga Historical Society in reference to its proposed Congressional 
bill looking to government ownership of old Fort Ticonderoga. 

It was voted to add to the Flag Committee Captain Philip 
Reade of the United States Army ; and the sum of $20 was appro- 



l^ti^torical M>hctti^ of tt^c ^ocietp, 37 

priated to aid the National Flag Committee in carrying forward its 
work. 

The thanks of the Society were extended to Secretary W. M. 
Olin for the gift of copies of " Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 
of the War of the Revolution." 

February 4, 1898. It was voted to renew the subscription for 
twenty-five copies of the Spirit of '7<5 magazine, to be presented 
to an equal number of public libraries in country towns of the 
State. 

March 4, 1898, President Barrett reported that the plan of 
union of the two Societies of Sons had failed, but through no fault 
of the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution. 
He also stated that the Committee on Military Affairs had re- 
ported a bill to the Legislature for the appropriation of $25,000 
for a monument on Dorchester Heights. 

A charter was granted to ten members of the Society residing 
in Cambridge for a chapter to be called the " Washington Elm." 

A resolution was adopted approving of the concentrated action 
of the National Flag Committee at its meeting held in the Council 
Chamber of City Hall, New York City. 

April 19, 1898. The ninth anniversary of the formation of the 
Society was observed at its annual meeting held in Association 
Hall, Boston. The annual reports of the President, Secretary, 
Treasurer, Registrar, and Historian, were read by those officials ; 
and it was voted that they be accepted, and placed on file. The 
Secretary, Charles E. Stearns, referred to the action of the Con- 
gress of the National Society at Cleveland, Ohio, in April last, and 
fittingly recognized the honor paid the Massachusetts Society in 
selecting its President, Edwin Shepard Barrett, for the office of 
President also of the National Society, to which position he was 
elected by a large vote, succeeding thereby General Horace 
Porter, now the ambassador to France. 

The Registrar, Herbert W. Kimball, reported the membership 
to be one thousand three hundred and twenty-three, of which 
twenty-three were actual sons of soldiers of the Revolution, or 
honorary members (and exempt from admission or annual dues). 
During the year two hundred and eighteen members have been 
admitted, and two reinstated. Four had been transferred to other 



38 ^on^ of tt^c Stmerican lUebolution. 

State Societies. There have been nineteen deaths in the Society. 
Sixteen members have resigned. Eighteen forfeited their mem- 
bership because of failure to pay dues. There are now ten life 
members. Out of two hundred and nineteen application papers 
received during the year, but one was rejected for insufficient proof 
of service of the ancestor. 

The Historian, Major Charles K. Darling, gave many facts of 
interest regarding the old and new chapters, the necrology of the 
Society, and other matters in detail. The report of the Treasurer, 
Dr. Charles M. Green, showed the Society to be in excellent finan- 
cial condition. 

On motion of Colonel Ephraim Stearns a resolution was adopted 
conveying to President McKinley the approval of his action through- 
out the present war crisis, and assuring him of the entire sympathy 
of the meeting with the course he had pursued. 

The election of officers for the ensuing year was then held. The 
only change from last year's officers was in the Presidency. Edwin 
S. Barrett having served as President for seven years, declined re- 
nomination. General Francis H. Appleton, of Peabody, was elected 
President ; and the following list of Managers for three years : 
Edwin S. Barrett, Concord ; Gorham D. Gilman, Newton ; Shep- 
ard D. Gilbert, Salem ; Francis H. Lincoln, Hingham ; Prescott 
Chamberlain, Chelsea ; for one year to fill the unexpired term of 
F. H. Appleton, M. Everett Ware, Brookline. 

Following the business of the meeting, the members adjourned 
to the Hotel Vendome, where the annual dinner was served, pre- 
vious to which an informal reception was held by President-elect 
Francis Henry Appleton. The dining-room was beautifully deco- 
rated with American flags, and Daggett's Orchestra discoursed 
patriotic music. After dinner, speeches were made by Bishop 
William Lawrence, of Massachusetts ; Mr. A. J. C. Sowdon ; Major 
Frank H. Briggs ; Mayor Quincy ; Sir Dominic E. Colnaghi, the 
British consul ; and President-elect Appleton. 

April 27, 1898. The delegates to the National Society's Con- 
gress to be held in Morristown, New Jersey, April 30, were Edwin 
S. Barrett, Walter E. Burdaken, Prescott Chamberlain, Eugene F. 
Endicott, A. A. Folsom, Shepard D. Gilbert, Gorham D. Gilman, 
Willis C. Hardy, Charles B. Holman, Israel Harmon, Moses G. 



J^i^eftorical Mtttl^ of tfje J>ocietp. 39 

Parker, B. Read Wales, Nathan Warren, Frank V. Wright. They 
were requested by the Managers to suggest to the Congress 
that the National Society should take the necessary steps to 
change the name to the Society of the American Revolution. 
They also voted to recommend to the Executive Committee that 
the colors of the rosette be changed to buff, blue, and white. 

July I, 1898. William Lithgow Willey, of Boston, was ap- 
pointed Acting Secretary to serve during the absence of Lieu- 
tenant Charles E. Stearns, Company F, Fifth Regiment, Massa- 
chusetts Volunteers, who is in active service for the country in its 
war with Spain. 

One hundred dollars were contributed from the treasury of the 
Society to the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association, which 
was organized for relief work similar to that done by the Sanitary 
Commission during the Civil War, and in co-operation with a 
Ladies' Relief Committee performed a public service of great benefit 
and importance. It equipped a hospital ship, the " Bay State," with 
every appliance which could minister to the comfort and recovery 
of those committed to its care, and placed it in charge of skilful 
and devoted surgeons and nurses. 

On that vessel our associate member, Dr. H. L. Burrell, occu- 
pied the position of Surgeon Superintendent. 

It was voted to co-operate with other patriotic societies in pur- 
chasing suitable pictures for the new Paul Revere School-house in 
Boston, and the sum of one hundred and ten dollars was appropri- 
ated for that purpose. The portraits were those of George Wash- 
ington and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jef- 
ferson, James Madison, John Jay, Minute-man at Concord, Boston 
Massacre. The busts were of General Lafayette and General 
Joseph Warren. A brass plate, inscribed as follows, was placed 
on the door of the school-room : ''To promote liberty and loyalty, 
the Portraits and Busts in this room were given to the Paul 
Revere School by the Massachusetts Society Sons of the Amer- 
ican Revolution." 

President Appleton gave an interesting account of the dedication 
of a monument to Major-General Seth Pomroy at Peekskill, New 
York, June 17, at which he was present as a representative for 
Governor Wolcott, who was unable to attend. 



40 S>on$ of t^t 5llmerican JSebolution* 

Resolutions were adopted in commendation of the signal act of 
heroism of Lieutenant Frank H. Newcomb, a member of this 
Society, who on the nth of May, 1898, was in command of the 
revenue cutter " Hudson," which rescued from destruction the tor- 
pedo boat " Winslow," in the face of a galling fire from the Spanish 
batteries at Cardenas Bay. 

A bronze marker was ordered to be placed at the grave of Major- 
General Henry Jackson in Forest Hill Cemetery by a committee 
from the Society. 

September 2, 1898. The Registrar stated that the bronze 
marker voted by the Board of Managers had been sent to the Hon. 
Edgar M. Warner, of Putnam, Connecticut, who on the 1 2th of July 
placed it at the grave of General Israel Putnam in Brooklyn (Con- 
necticut) Cemetery. The placing of the marker was made the 
occasion of an interesting ceremony under the co-operation of 
Judge Warner and Hon. H. M. Cleveland, who represented the 
heirs of the general. A large party of ladies and gentlemen 
assembled. A flag was placed on the marker, and appropriate 
addresses were made. 

October 19, 1898. The fall field day was held at Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire. The Society were the guests of the Paul Jones 
Club of that city. Through the courtesy of Commodore Remey 
of the Navy Yard an excursion down the river on the steamer 
" Piscataqua " had been planned; but, owing to an accident to the 
boat, this part of the programme was not carried out. 

Another government tug was placed at the disposal of the party, 
which conveyed them to the Navy Yard ; and then the party walked 
over to Seavey's Island, the place where the captured Spaniards of 
Cervera's fleet were imprisoned. Commander Bleaker, Lieutenant 
Colonel Meade, and Dr. W. O. Junkins, President of the Paul 
Jones Club, acted as guides. Returning to Portsmouth, dinner was 
served at Philbrick Hall. An orchestra furnished music during 
the banquet. After dinner, speeches were made by President 
F. H. Appleton, Dr. W. O. Jenkins, the Rev. Henry E. Hovey, 
Commander Bleaker, the Rev. H. A. Philbrook, and the Rev. 
W. E. Barton. Carriages were then taken for a drive around the 
city to see places of Colonial and Revolutionary history. Rain fell 
in torrents before all the rounds had been made, but the journey 
was not interrupted. 



i^iitftorical J^hrtcl) of t^t .^ocietp. 41 

The field day excursion was in charge of a committee, consisting 
of General F. H. Appleton, the Hon. S. Stillman Blanchard, Pres- 
cott Chamberlin, Herbert W. Kimball, Dr. Junkins, O. L. Frisbee, 
and N. A. Walcott. 

December 2, 1898. In response to an appeal for aid from the 
vestry of Christ Church, Boston, known as the Old North Church, 
the Managers voted to appropriate fifty dollars to assist in repair- 
ing this historic structure, which was built in 1723. Not only 
because of its fame as the place from which the signals were made 
to apprise Paul Revere' s friends of the departure of the British 
soldiers for Concord on the night of April 18, 1775, but also "it 
should be preserved as a shrine of patriotism, a memorial of the 
past, and an inspiration for the future." 

January 10, 1899. ^ public meeting, under the auspices of the 
Sons of the Revolution, was held at Association Hall for the pur- 
pose of taking action in aid of the erection of the proposed monu- 
ment to Major-General Lafayette in Paris. A cordial invitation 
was extended to all patriotic societies, and the Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution were well represented. The meeting was ad- 
dressed by the Hon. Josiah Quincy ; the Hon. Ferdinand W. Peck, 
Commissioner-General for the United States at the Paris Exposi- 
tion ; the Hon. George v. L. Meyer, Chairman of the Massachu- 
setts Board of Commissioners to the Paris Exposition of 1900; 
the Rev. Edward Ev^erett Hale ; and General F. H. Appleton, 
President of this Society. 

February 3, 1899. The Managers at their meeting held this 
day adopted the following resolutions on the death of the Hon. 
Edwin Shepard Barrett : — 

Whereas we have lost from our number, on December 21, 1898, Edwin 
Shepard Barrett, President of the State Society from April 19, 1891, to April 
19, 1898, and President-General of the National Society of Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution from April 30, 1897, until his death, — 

Resolved, That we recognize in him one who has unselfishly devoted his 
time and work to the welfare in every way of the patriotic societies in which 
he has held important positions. Born in Concord, his home overlooked the 
historic battle-ground near " by the rude bridge that arched the flood," and gave 
him an inspiration and love of country and patriotic work. 

Resolved, That we inscribe upon our Records our high sense of esteem and 
respect for him as a man and an associate, and convey to his widow and family 
our sympathy for them in the loss which they have sustained. 



42 ^on0 of tl)e Stmerican ilcbolution* 

Mr. Barrett was born in Concord, October 31, 1833 ; became a 
member of the Society July 5, 1889; and the same year was 
elected a manager; Vice-President in 1890; President 1891-98, 
and manager 1898. He was identified with every meeting held 
by the Society except its last fall field day at Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire ; and that he would have attended, had he not felt it 
his duty to represent the Society at the dedication of the Paul 
Revere School-house, which occurred the same day. 

Mr. Barrett had frequently occupied positions of trust and re- 
sponsibility, the duties of which he discharged with marked fidelity. 
His self-respect, dignity, and honesty of purpose were traits of his 
character which will make his name a pleasant memory to all who 
have had the pleasure of his acquaintance.* 

March 3, 1899. President Francis H. Appleton was elected a 
member of the Committee on Co-operation, to be composed of 
delegates from each Society and Chapter, which shall consider and 
act upon matters which come within the limits of their respective 
constitutions and by-laws, when united effort is essential to secure 
the best results. 

April 19, 1899. T^^ tenth annual meeting of the Society was 
held this day at Horticultural Hall, Boston. The business meet- 
ing began at eleven o'clock a.m., President Francis H. Appleton 
in the chair. 

President Appleton, in his annual address to the members, paid 
special tribute to the late Hon. Edwin Shepard Barrett, whose 
services to both the National and State Societies were of such 
great value. He spoke of the passage of the State law recently 
enacted to protect the National and State flags from being used as 
advertising mediums and otherwise desecrated, and mentioned 
that he had suggested to Governor Wolcott that the pen with 
which the Governor signed the bill be given to the Massachu- 
setts Charitable Mechanics' Association, with the request that 
it should be presented to Mrs. William Lee, who so eflficiently 
directed the patriotic work at the triennial exhibition of the 
association last fall. 

The reports of the Secretary, Charles E. Stearns, the Treasurer, 
Dr. Charles M. Green, the Registrar, Herbert W. Kimball, and 

* The resolutions adopted by the Boston Chapter will be found on a later page. 



lft0torical ^ftetcl) of tl)e ^ocietp* 43 

the Historian, Major Charles K. Darling, all showed the Society to 
be in a flourishing condition. 

Treasurer Green reported that the receipts during the year were 
$3,593.63, which, with the balance on hand a year ago, made a 
total of $3,603.37. The expenditures had been $2,317.96, leaving 
a balance on hand of $1,285.41. From this there had been trans- 
ferred to the permanent fund $713, leaving a net balance on hand 
of $572.41. The permanent fund amounts to $1,979. 

The report of the Registrar showed a membership of 1,373, — ^ 
net increase of 50 since the last annual meeting. The losses were : 
from deaths, 24; from resignations, 19; from transfers to other 
States, 2. 25 members are actual sons of soldiers of the Revolu- 
tionary War, and, by vote of the Managers, are considered as 
honorary members. 2 members are great-great-grandsons of 
General Lafayette. 

During the year the work of recording the names and places of 
burial of all soldiers of the Revolution at whose graves markers 
were placed has been continued by Mr. Henry A. May, a member 
of the Society; and the list now comprises 3,705, of which 3,275 
are in Massachusetts, 6 in Maine, 113 in New Hampshire, 2 in 
Vermont, 208 in Rhode Island, 13 in Connecticut, 25 in New 
York, 58 in New Jersey, i in Pennsylvania, 2 in Kentucky. 

There were 48 members of the Massachusetts Society in the 
army or navy during the Spanish-American War. The only mem- 
ber killed was Captain Walter M. Dickinson, who was in Law- 
ton's brigade, and died from wounds received at El Caney, Cuba. 
Historian Darling read the obituary notices of 24 members of the 
Society who had died during the year. He reviewed the work 
done by the various Chapters and their condition at this time, and 
made an emphatic appeal for the preservation of the Washington 
Elm in Cambridge, saying that the Chapter there should make 
special effort to prolong the life of the tree. 

Rev. C. A. Staples spoke of a bowlder which had been placed 
beside the old Concord road, in Lincoln, to mark the end of the 
midnight ride of Paul Revere. The inscription on the bowlder 
was written by Hon. Charles Francis Adams. The next business 
of the meeting was the election of officers for the ensuing year, 
a list of which appears in another place, and the appointment of 



44 ^on^ of t^t 5lmcrican iHe^olution* 

delegates to the Congress of the National Society to be held in 
Detroit, May i and 2. The meeting then adjourned to meet in 
the upper hall at one o'clock, where the banquet took place, the 
President presiding. The hall was beautifully decorated with red, 
white, and blue bunting, caught up here and there by large Ameri- 
can flags on the sides, and over the tables with great ingenuity. 
Daggett's Band discoursed stirring music during the banquet. 

Among the special guests and speakers were the Rev. Leighton 
Parks, D.D. ; Edward A. Sumner and C. A. Pugsley, of the Em- 
pire State Society; Rev. Roswell R. Hoes, Chaplain, U.S.N. ; E. 
Cushman Jones, President of the Sons of the American Revolution 
Society in Honolulu ; and Rear- Admiral George E. Belknap, 
U.S.N., retired. 



Lfsit Of a^embctjs. 



tm of apemberjs. 

This list contains the navies of those who were members of the Society in 
October, i8g6, and those who have been admitted up to April ig, i8gg, in- 
cludi7tg those who have died or whose membership has otherwise ceased 
in that period. The fiavie of the city or town given as residence is in 
Massachusetts, unless otherwise indicated. The figures are the Regis- 
ter numbers of the National and State Societies. 

The records of members included i?i the former volume are not repeated in this, 
unless repetition is rendered necessary for the purpose of change or addi- 
tion. The records of new members are given in full. 

ABBOT, FRANCIS ELLINGWOOD, Cambridge . . . 5251 851 

ADAMS, ABNER SUMMERFIELD .• • • 9033 ^255 

Died June 4, 1898. 

ADAMS, ALEXANDER CLINTON, Hartford, Connecticut, 4988 588 

ADAMS, CHARLES CLARK, Boston 5077 677 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Doane. 

ADAMS, CHARLES ELISHA, Lowell 5039 639 

ADAMS, FRANK SYDNEY, Brookline 4873 473 

ADAMS, GEORGE MOULTON, Auburndale 4924 S24 

Great-grandson of Humphrey Farrar. 

ADAMS, JAMES DEXTER, Washington, D.C 5186 -jZd 

ADAMS, JAMES FORSTER ALLEYNE, Pittsfield . . . 483S 435 

ADAMS, JOHN, Holden 968 368 

Son of Elisha Adams. 

ADAMS, LANDON, Lowell 7290 990 

ADAMS, WILLIAM ROBERT, East Cambridge .... 967 367 

AGRY, GEORGE, Junior, Newton 8683 11 83 

AHL, GEORGE WASHINGTON, Boston 5180 780 

ALDEN, GEORGE ALBERT, Watertown 10771 I57i 

Great-grandson of Thomas Alden. 

ALDEN, JOHN EATON, Newton 5152 752 

ALEXANDER, EBENEZER, Roxbury 9071 1296 



48 ^on^ of tf)e 5llmerican jHeboIution. 

ALFORD, ARTHUR SHERWIN, North Adams .... 8682 1182 

ALLAN, WILLIAM RICE, Dennysville, Maine 609 8 

ALLEN, CRAWFORD CARTER, Cambridge 611 10 

ALLEN, FRANK AUGUSTUS, Cambridge 603 2 

ALLEN, GEORGE HENRY, Salem 8658 1158 

ALLEN, GEORGE LOCKHART, Salem 8656 11 56 

ALLEN, HORTON SUMNER, Newton 8689 1189 

ALLEN, HOWARD BRADLEY, Newton 5214 814 

ALLEN, NATHANIEL TOPLIFF, West Newton . . . 4836 436 

ALLEN, NOAH, Medfield 10216 1466 

Son of Phineas Allen. 

ALLEN, ORRIN PEER, Palmer 5234 834 

ALLYN, WILLIAM JAMES, Holyoke 9834 1384 

Great-grandson of David Allen, Senior. 

AMES, BENJAMIN CALDWELL, Lawrence 10592 1517 

Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Ames. 

AMES, GEORGE EDGAR, Lowell 8690 1190 

AMSDEN, FRANKLIN DANA, Boston 9481 1356 

Great-great-great-grandson of William Greenleaf. 

AMSDEN, HENRY FRANK, Boston 9480 1355 

Great-great-grandson of William Greenleaf. 

ANDREW, HENRY HERSEY, Union, West Virginia . . 5123 723 

APPLETON, FRANCIS HENRY, Peabody (life member) . 8635 1135 
Great-great-grandson of James Sullivan. 

APPLETON, NATHAN, Boston (life member) 4812 412 

ARMSBY, WALTER HOLBROOK, Winchester .... 9554 T329 

ARNOLD, HORACE DAVID, Roxbury 11029 1604 

Great-great-grandson of David Arnold. 
Great-great-grandson of Stephen Dudley. 
Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Barnard, Senior. 

ARNOLD, L. FRANK, Somerville 969 369 

ARNOLD, WILLIAM BASS, North Adams 10164 1439 

Great-great-great-grandson of George Martin. 

ATKINSON, EDWARD, Brookline 7250 950 

ATKINSON, JOHN, West Newton 9353 1328 

Resigned April 13, 1899. 



fli^t of ^tmbtt^. 49 

ATTWILL, GUSTAVUS, Lynn 9044 1269 

ATWOOD, MOSES, Providence, Rhode Island 10436 i486 

Grandson of Benjamin Atwood. 

ATWOOD, THOMAS CLARK, Maiden 11309 1659 

Great-grandson of Malatiah Clark, 

AUSTIN, ARTHUR EVERETT, Dorchester 5110 710 



BACHELOR, CHARLES OSCAR, Worcester 4950 550 

BACON, CHARLES ALLEN, Chelsea . 7238 938 

Resigned April 18, 1899. 

BACON, HORACE SARGENT, Lowell 7239 939 

BACON, JAMES, Winthrop 9836 1386 

Grandson of Lemuel Royce. 

BACON, WILLIAM FREEMAN, Boston 856 255 

BAILEY, ALVIN RICHARDS, Boston 5069 669 

BAILEY, DUDLEY PERKINS, Everett 619 18 

BAILEY, FREDERICK, Lowell 12230 1755 

Great-grandson of Samuel Bailey, Junior. 

BAILEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM, New Haven, Connecticut, 4989 589 

BAILEY, LUTHER CLOUGH, Roxbury 5293 893 

BAKER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Brookline 624 23 

Died September 10, 1898. 

BAKER, CHARLES FRANCIS, Fitchburg 947 347 

BAKER, DAVID ERASTUS, Newtonville 8571 1071 

BAKER, FRANK, Providence, Rhode Island 8942 121 7 

BAKER, GEORGE MINOT, Concord 4949 549 

BAKER, GEORGE W., Danvers 8559 io59 

Membership ceased. 

BAKER, JAMES EDWARD, South Lincoln 4953 553 

BALCH, FRANK WOOD, Chicago, Illinois 11151 1626 

Transferred to Illinois Society. 

BALCH, JOHN KIRBY PERRY, Maiden 5144 744 

BALL, ISRAEL MANNING, Holden 970 37o 

BALLARD, WILLIS DANA, Holyoke 4922 522 



50 ^on^ of tf^t Slmmcan iScbolution* 

BANCROFT, ARTHUR, Boston 8562 1062 

Resigned April 18, 1899. 

BANCROFT, FRANCIS JAMES, Reading 10217 1467 

Great-grandson of James Bancroft. 

BANGS, CHARLES McCLARY, Eliot, Maine 637 36 

BANGS, FREDERICK LINCOLN, Cambridge .... 4889 499 
Great-grandson of Michael Mc Clary. 

BARKER, EDWARD, Junior, Wakefield 10167 1442 

Great -great-grandson of John Hay ward. 

BARKER, JAMES MADISON, Pittsfield 627 26 

BARKER, JOHN HERBERT, North Cambridge . . . .11871 1721 
Great-great-grandson of Lemuel Stimpson. 

BARLOW, EDWIN THAYER, North Adams 11050 1625 

Great-great-great-grandson of Stephen Thayer. 

BARNES, ALBERT, Kearsarge, Conway, New Hampshire . 9492 1367 
Son of Amos Barnes. 
Grandson of Richard Eastman. 

BARNES, ALONZO WILLARD, North Conway, New 

Hampshire 10966 1591 

Son of Amos Barnes. 
Grandson of Richard Eastman. 

BARRETT, EDWIN SHEPARD, Concord 626 25 

Died December 21, 1898. 

BARRETT, FRANK JAMES, Lenox 10168 1443 

Great-grandson of John Eells. 
Great-grandson of Nathan Barrett, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Jediah Foster. 

BARRETT, HARRY EDMANDS, Concord 631 30 

Died February 14, 1898, 

BARRETT, HARRY HUDSON, Maiden 636 35 

BARRETT, NELSON MACY, Concord 12059 ^734 

Great-great-grandson of Nathan Barrett, Senior. 
Great-great-grandson of Stephen Fuller. 
Great-great-great-grandson of James Barrett. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Timothy Shepard. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Elisha Jones. 

BARRETT, RICHARD FAY, Concord . , 629 28 

BARRETT, WILLIAM, Concord 630 29 

Died December 22, 1898. 



%m of ^tmbtv^. 51 

BARROWS, JOHN D., Newton 8605 1105 

BARROWS, JOHN STUART, Boston 8943 1218 

BARTHOLOMEW, ANDREW MARCY, Southbridge . . 12231 1756 
Great-grandson of Samuel Bartholomew. 
Great-great-grandson of Israel Trow. 

BARTLETT, ALFRED, Eliot, Maine 8586 1086 

BARTLETT, CHARLES EDWIN ALBERT, Chelmsford, 115 17 1692 
Great-grandson of Timothy Adams. 

BARTLETT, PHILIP GUY, Maiden 7220 920 

Membership ceased. 

BARTON, WILLIAM ELEAZER, Jamaica Plain .... 5160 760 
Great-grandson of William Barton. 

BATCHELDER, EDWARD SAWYER, Boston .... 9835 1385 
Great-grandson of Samuel Batchelder. 
Great-great-grandson of Henrj' Batchelder. 

BATCHELDER, WILLIAM JOHN, Brookline . . . .11509 1684 
Great-grandson of Nathaniel Batchelder. 
Grandson of James Batchelder. 

BATES, CHARLES, Cambridge 7248 948 

BATES, FREDERIC RUSSELL, Boston 11872 1722 

Great-great-grandson of William Chipman. 

BATES, THEODORE CORNELIUS, Worcester .... 5163 763 
Great-grandson of Samuel Bates. 
Great-grandson of Daniel Fletcher. 
Great-great-grandson of David Loring. 

BATES, WALTER CLARK, Roxbury 8652 1152 

BATES, WILLIAM NICKERSON, Cambridge .... 7249 949 

BATTIS, EDWARD C, Salem 8937 1212 

BAXTER, WILLIAM ELIHU, Boston 6530 1412 

Transferred from the Maine Society. Resigned January 
5, 1899. 

BECKFORD, FRANCIS SUTTON, Beverly 7278 978 

BELKNAP, GEORGE EUGENE, Brookline 12232 1757 

Great-grandson of Ezekiel Belknap. 
Great-great-grandson of Moses Belknap. 
Great-grandson of William McAllister. 
Great-grandson of Stephen Webster. 

BELL, CHARLES UPHAM, Lawrence 4990 590 



52 ^on^ of tl)c SUmcrican ilebolution* 

BEMIS, ALONZO AMASA, Spencer 5091 691 

BENSON, RICHARD PAIGE, South Boston 9833 1383 

Great-great-grandson of Cornelius Baker. 

BENT, ALLEN HERBERT, Roxbury 5142 742 

BENT, S. ARTHUR, Boston 4983 583 

Great-grandson of John Barrett. 

BICKFORD, SCOTT F I TZ, Revere 9837 1387 

Great-grandson of Jonathan Bickford. 
Great-great-grandson of Joshua Haines. 
Great-grandson of Jacob Haines. 
Great-great-grandson of Jonas Lesley. 

BICKNELL, GEORGE FREEMAN 943 343 

Resigned September, 1898. 

BIGELOW, MELVILLE MADISON, Cambridge (life member) 5016 616 

BILL, LEDYARD, Paxton 4814 414 

BILLINGS, WILLIAM CHESTER, Springfield .... 9351 1326 

BIRDSEYE, FRED GOULD, Boston 10438 1488 

Great-great-grandson of Joseph Birdseye. 

BikN IE, WALTER, Springfield 12233 ^75^ 

Great-grandson of Thomas Noyes. 
Great-great-grandson of Joseph Noyes. 

BLACKWELL, JAMES DE RUYTER, AUston .... 5132 732 

BLANCHARD, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Boston ... 622 21 

BLANCHARD, LUKE, West Acton 5043 643 

BLANCHARD, SAMUEL STI LLM AN, Boston (life member) 8572 1072 

BLANCHARD, WARREN, Marlboro 4832 432 

Membership ceased. 

BLINN, ALFRED MILLARD, Roxbury 8663 1163 

BLISS, ARTHUR, Andover 9057 1282 

BLOOD, EDMUND HARVEY NEWTON, Pepperell . . 946 346 

BLOOD, JOHN BALCH, Newburyport 11031 1606 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Denny. 

BLOOD, ROBERT ALLEN, Charlestown 4961 561 

BLY, JOSIAH FRANKLIN, Danvers 8664 1164 

BOAL, MONTGOMERY D., Denver, Colorado 8677 1177 

Died November 9, 1898. 



Ili«5t of £t^mi6er^. 53 

BOAL, THEODORE DAVIS, Denver, Colorado .... 8678 1178 

BODGE, GEORGE MADISON, Leominster 5086 686 

BOLSTER, PERCY GARDNER, Dorchester 8536 1036 

BOND, JOHN CHARLES, Boston 973 373 

BOOTH, HENRY ADELBERT, Springfield 12060 1735 

Great-great-grandson of Isaac Booth, Senior. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Booth. 

BOUV£, CHARLES OSBORN, Hingham 5290 890 

BOUVfi, WALTER LINCOLN, Hingham 877 277 

BOWDITCH, GALEN MELVIN, Charlestown 4860 460 

BOWMAN, AUSTIN LORD, New York City 8550 1050 

Great-great-great-grandson of Gideon Walker. 

BOWMAN, GEORGE EUNEST, Boston 5145 745 

BOYDEN, ELBRIDGE, Worcester 641 40 

Died March 25, 1898. 

BOYDEN, MASON AMOS, Worcester 640 39 

Grandson of Amos Boyden. 

BRACKETT, FREDERICK HUNTINGTON, Boston . . 8947 1222 

BRACKETT, SIDNEY LAWRENCE, Watertown . . . 8946 1221 

BRADFORD, GEORGE R., Gloucester 9838 1388 

Grandson of Andrew Bradford. 

BRADISH, JOHN QUINCY, New Haven, Connecticut . . 628 27 
Great-grandson of John Bradish. 

BRAGDON, CHARLES CUSHMAN, Auburndale . . . 10610 1535 
Grandson of Samuel Bragdon. 

BRANIGAN, EDWARD WALTER, Boston 632 31 

BRETT, HARRY IRA, Boston 5146 746 

BREWER, EDWARD HENRY, Dalton 8577 1077 

BREWSTER, CHARLES KINGMAN, Worthington . . 5143 743 

BRIGGS, EDWARD CORNELIUS, Boston 5298 898 

BRIGGS, WILLIAM CHURCHILL, Boston 8680 1180 

BRIGHAM, CHARLES HENRY, Boston 9839 1389 

Great-grandson of Samuel Locke, Junior. 
Great-grandson of Laban Stodder. 
Great-grandson of John Morey. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Adams. 



54 cSon^ of t^t Slmerican Jftetoolution* 

BRIGHAM, EDWIN HOWARD, Boston 5065 665 

Great-great-grandson of Levi Brigham. 
Great-grandson of Abiah Foster Rogers. 
Great-great-grandson of Francis Faulkner. 
Great-great-grandson of Amos Wright. 
Great-grandson of Ephraim Brown. 
Great-grandson of Elijah Brigham. 

BRIGHAM, RALPH HUBBARD, Southbridge 8632 1132 

BROCK, GREENLEAF COBURN, Lowell 11 168 1643 

Great-grandson of John Brock. 

BROOKS, ETHAN, West Springfield 985 385 

BROOKS, GEORGE FRANCIS TARR, Chelsea . . . 4990 591 

BROOKS, LYMAN LORING, Newton Centre 10593 1518 

Great-great-grandson of Josiah Smith. 
Great-great-grandson of Thomas Loring. 
Great-grandson of Thomas Manning. 

BROOKS, SAMUEL DOOLITTLE, Springfield .... 9832 1382 
Son of Reuben Brooks. 

BROWN, ABRAM ENGLISH, Bedford 5138 738 

BROWN, ALVAH WINSLOW, Chelsea 11873 ^7^3- 

Great-great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Marsh. 

BROWN, ARTHUR MARCH, Boston 12234 1759 

Great-great-grandson of Zadock Brown. 

BROWN, CHARLES CLARK, Brimfield 4969 569 

BROWN, DANIEL AUSTIN, Boston 8945 1220 

Great-great-great-grandson of Noah Wiswall. 

BROWN, DAVID HENRY, West Medford 6r8 17 

BROWN, EDWIN, Jamaica Plain 625 24 

BROWN, EPHRAIM, Lowell 5030 630 

BROWN, FRANCIS HENRY, Boston 5012 612 

Great-grandson of Daniel Lapham. 
Great-great-grandson of David Lapham. 

BROWN, GEORGE EDWARD, Boston 8584 1084 

BROWN, GILBERT PATTEN, Boston 5024 624 

Great-great-great-grandson of Kenelm Winslow. 

BROWN, LEROY SUNDERLAND, Cambridge .... 12068 174s 
Great-grandson of Josiah Hayden. 



Iti^t of 9[^em6er^. 55 

BROWN, LOUIS FRANCIS, Allston 5059 659 

Great-great-grandson of Daniel Lapham. 
Great-great-great-grandson of David Lapham. 

BROWN, OTHO R., Holyoke 7298 998 

BROWN, OTIS SUMNER, North Cambridge 7225 925 

BROWN, PLUMB, Junior, Springfield 10218 1468 

Great-great-grandson of Titus Brown. 

BROWN, THOMAS WARREN, Belmont 8592 1092 

BROWNELL, ABNER ROWLAND, Fitchburg .... 986 386 

BRUCE, WEBSTER, Lynn 1006 1605 

Transferred from Marj-land Society. 
Great-grandson of Andrew Bruce. 
Great-grandson of Joseph Cresap. 
Great-great-grandson of William Sanford. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Cresap. 

BRYAN, LYMAN CURTIS, Worcester 8510 1010 

BRYANT, ANDREW SYMMES, Springfield 945 345 

BRYANT, DAVID MASON, South Deerfield 639 38 

BRYANT, GEORGE HOLMES, Newport, Rhode Island . 5283 883 
Transferred to Rhode Island Society, 1897. 

BRYANT, HENRY, Hartford, Connecticut 4867 467 

BRYANT, JAMES STURGIS, Hartford, Connecticut . . 4868 468 

BRYANT, NELSON ELLIOT, Shanghai, China .... 7295 995 

BRYANT, WILLIAM HERBERT, Brockton 5282 882 

BURDAKIN, WALTER EDW^ARD, East Boston . . . 9840 1390 
Great-great-grandson of Amos Thompson. 

BURDICK, ALLEN, Boston 8685 1185 

BURDITT, GEORGE LOVELL, Cambridge 8581 1081 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Thompson. 

BURKE, ARTHUR WALLACE, Boston 10761 1561 

Great-great-grandson of John Thompson. 

BURKE, CHARLES SUMNER, Winthrop 11310 1660 

Great-great-grandson of John Simpson. 

BURNHAM, ALBERT WINSLOW, Lowell 10772 1572 

Great-grandson of Samuel Jackson. 
Great-grandson of Daniel Cheney. 



56 M>on$ of tt^t Stmerican Ittetolution* 

BURNHAM, WILLIAM WEBSTER, Dorchester . ... 6i6 15 

BURNS, WILEY CHARLES, Boston 7251 951 

BURRAGE, ARCHIE HAMILTON, Boston 9965 1415 

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Burrage. 
Great-great-grandson of Jacob Pratt. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Chickering. 
Great-great-grandson of Lemuel Richards. 
Great-grandson of David Dana. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Gershom Pratt. 

BURRAGE, GEORGE DANA, Dover 9964 1414 

Great-grandson of Thomas Burrage. 
Great-grandson of Jacob Pratt. 
Great-great-grandson of Joseph Chickering. 
Great-grandson of Lemuel Richards. 
Grandson of David Dana. 
Great-great-grandson of Gershom Pratt. 

BURRAGE, WALTER LINCOLN, Boston 5227 827 

BURRELL, HERBERT LESLIE, Boston 5040 640 

BURTON, ANDREW NICHOLS, Boston 613 12 

Died October 26, 1898. 

BURTON, GEORGE SMITH, Boston 971 371 

BUSH, EDWARD H., Dalton 8653 1153 

BUTLER, GEORGE SULLIVAN, Pelham, New Hampshire, 9072 1297 

BUTTRICK, JAMES GARDNER, Lowell 638 37 

BUTTRICK, SIDNEY HOMER, Melrose 5276 876 



CAHILL, CHARLES TRACY, Lowell 9037 1262 

CALKINS, CHENEY HOSMER, Springfield 4928 528 

CAMPBELL, CHARLES ROSCOE, Fall River .... 10580 1505 
Great-great-grandson of Ephraim Boomer. 

CANDAGE, RUFUS GEORGE FREDERICK, Brookline, 5097 697 

CAPEN, SAMUEL BILLINGS, Boston 5067 667 

Grandson of Samuel Capen. 
Great-grandson of William Billings, Junior. 
Great-grandson of William Billings, Senior. 



%x^t of ^tmhtt^. 57 

CARLETON, ANDREW JACKSON, Springfield .... 9843 1393 
Son of Enoch Carleton. 
Grandson of Oliver Carleton. 
Grandson of Hezekiah Goff, Junior. 

CARLETON, FRANK B., South Groveland 8649 11 49 

CARLETON, JOSEPH GEORGE SPRAGUE, Lynn . . 9358 1333 

CARLTON, CHARLES AUGUSTUS, Salem 12069 I744 

Great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Batchelder, First. 

CARLTON, SAMUEL A., Boston 5130 730 

Great-grandson of Samuel Carleton. 

CARPENTER, ARTHUR EUGENE, Boston 8505 1005 

CARPENTER, HORATIO, Seekonk, Massachusetts . . . 10967 1592 
Grandson of Asahel Carpenter. 

CARRUTH, NATHAN FRANCIS, Chelsea 11 155 1630 

Great-grandson of Thomas Hale. 

CARTER, CHARLES HOWARD, Dedham (life member) . 8588 1088 

CARTER, CHARLES NEWMAN, Dedham (life member) . 8589 1089 

CARTER, EDWIN ALBERT, Springfield 9966 1416 

Great-great-grandson of Josiah Carter. 

CARTER, FRANK BURTCHELL, Dedham 10773 1573 

Great-great-grandson of John C. Davis. 

CARTER, WILLIAM WOOD, Dedham 8587 1087 

CARTWRIGHT, JAMES WELD, Junior, Bangor, Maine, 5041 641 

CHADWICK, N. HENRY, Newtonville 12237 1762 

Great-grandson of John Chadwick. 

CHAMBERLAIN, FORREST BRIGGS, Springfield . . . 8614 11 14 

CHAMBERLAIN, HENRY GALE, Chelsea 11 169 1644 

Great-grandson of Joseph Burleigh. 
Great-great-grandson of Jeremiah Clough. 

CHAMBERLAIN, PRESCOTT, Chelsea 5063 663 

Great-great-grandson of Eleazer Flagg Poole. 

CHAMBERS, DEXTER BALDWIN, Cleveland, Ohio . . 657 56 

CHANDLER, CLEAVELAND ANGIER, Boston . . . 8660 1160 

CHANDLER, FREDERICK EMERSON, Dorchester . . 9047 1272 

CHANDLER, MOSES ELLERY, Maiden 5279 879 



58 M>m\$ of tl)e Stmerican iHeboIution* 

CHANDLER, NATHAN HALL, Worcester 10611 1536 

Grandson of Nathaniel Chandler. 

CHAPIN, CHARLES WELLS, Springfield 7204 904 

Died February 19, 1899. 

CHAPIN, EDMUND DUDLEY, Springfield 12235 1760 

Great-grandson of Abel Chapin. 

CHAPIN, EDMUND DWIGHT, Springfield 7205 905 

CHAPMAN, WILLIAM OLIVER, Salem 8582 1082 

Resigned April, 1899. 

CHASE, ALLAN McCLEERY PARKER, North Cambridge, 5263 863 

CHASE, FRANCIS NELSON, Lowell 10774 I574 

Great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Gile. 

CHASE, GEORGE SAMUEL, North Cambridge .... 5264 864 

CHASE, HENRY MARTYN, Barnstable 654 53 

CHENEY, FRED AUGUSTINE, Chelsea 11152 1627 

Great-grandson of John Cheney. 

CHENEY, JOHN EUGENE, Boston 9052 1277 

CHESTER, ARTHUR HERBERT, Boston 5057 657 

Died July 19, 1898. 

CHESTER, CHARLES EDWARD, Boston 9357 1332 

CHESTER, WALSTEIN ROATH, Brookline 5093 693 

CHICK, ALBERT BRACKETT, Roxbury 11518 1693 

Great-great-grandson of John Chick, Senior. 

CHICK, CHARLES GREENOUGH, Hyde Park .... 9846 1396 
Great-grandson of Aaron Chick. 

CHILD, GRENVILLE HALE, Boston 5044 644 

Died September 29, 1898. 

CHOATE, ISAAC BASSETT, Boston 649 48 

CHURCH, WILLIAM NORRIS, Junior, Phoenix, Arizona . 9063 1288 
Died March 9, 1899. 

CHURCHILL, ASAPH, Dorchester 7292 992 

CHURCHILL, THOMAS LORING, Chelsea 4861 461 

CHURCHILL, WILLIAM WINTHROP, Milton .... 7206 906 

CHUTE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, Leominster . . . . 8595 1095 

CLAPP, GALEN, Boston 9055 1280 



%i^t of sr^nnfier^. 59 

CLAPP, GEORGE HERBERT, Johannesburg, South Africa, 5025 625 

CLAPP, HENRY BINGLEY, Boston 9031 1256 

CLAPP, STEPHEN BLAKE, Roxbury 9265 131 5 

CLAPP, WALDO E., Fitchburg 4862 462 

CLARK, AARON FRANKLIN, Gloucester 7285 985 

CLARK, ALFRED HOUGHTON, Kansas City, Missouri . 950 350 
Transferred to Kansas Society, 1898. 

CLARK, ARTHUR WELLINGTON, Lawrence, Kansas . 949 349 
Transferred to Kansas Society, 1898. 

CLARK, AUGUSTUS TAYLOR, xNewton Centre .... 11156 1631 
Great-grandson of John Clark. 

CLARK, CHARLES PETER, Boston 8640 1140 

CLARK, DWIGHT, Springfield 8615 11 15 

CLARK, EDMUND SANFORD, Framingham 8569 1069 

CLARK, FREDERIC W., Newton Centre 9042 1267 

CLARK, HENRY PASTON, Boston 9479 1354 

Great-grandson of Rev. Jonas Clark. 

CLARK, HORACE LYMAN, Easthampton 5262 862 

Great-great-grandson of Jonathan Clap. 

CLARK, JOHN CURTIS, Springfield 9841 1391 

Son of Thaddeus Clark. 

CLARK, THOMAS HENRY, Cambridge 5179 779 

CLARKE, ARTHUR FRENCH, South Boston 9842 1392 

Great-grandson of William Read. 
Great-grandson of Jonas Clarke. 

CLARKE, AUGUSTUS PECK, Cambridge 858 257 

CLARKE, GEORGE KUHN, Boston 644 43 

Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Adams. 

CLARKE, WILLIAM BUTLER, Boston 645 44 

CLOUGH, JAMES WORTHEN, Charlestown 10582 1507 

Great-grandson of Ezekiel Worthen. 
Great-grandson of Joseph Stockman. 

CLOUGH, JOHN STOCKMAN, Chelsea 10444 1494 

Great-grandson of Ezekiel Worthen. 
Great-grandson of Joseph Stockman. 



60 .^on^ of tl)e Stmmcan iHebalution. 

COBB, CAROLUS MELVIN, Lynn 8991 1241 

COBURN, CLARENCE OILMAN, Lowell 11 153 1628 

Great-grandson of Ephraim Coburn, Second. 

COBURN, HORACE BUTTERFIELD, Lowell .... 7208 908 

COBURN, JOSEPH BRADLEY VARNUM, Lowell . . 11154 1629 
Great-great grandson of Ephraim Coburn, Second. 

COCHRAN, JOHN MILTON, Southbridge 10595 1520 

Great-grandson of Enoch Rowell. 

COE, HENRY FRANCIS, Jamaica Plain . 5171 771 

COE, HENRY TILTON, Boston 5187 787 

COFFIN, ABRAHAM BURBANK, Winchester .... 12070 1745 
Great-grandson of Eliphalet Burbank. 

COFFIN, DAVID BRAINARD, Winchester 12071 1746 

Great-grandson of Eliphalet Burbank. 

COFFIN, RUFUS, Boston 5188 788 

COGGESHALL, JOHN WELLS, Lawrence 11 523 1698 

Great-great-grandson of John Coggeshall. 

COGGESHALL, LOTHROP HILL, Ipswich 9252 1302 

Great-great-grandson of John Coggeshall. 

COGSWELL, CHARLES HALE, Boston 8654 11 54 

COLBY, ARTHUR DANE, Lowell 8651 1151 

COLBY, HARRISON GRAY OTIS, Boston 10169 1444 

Great-grandson of Shadrach Standish. 

COLE, DANIEL POMEROY, Springfield 9845 1395 

Great-grandson of Parson Smith. 
Great-grandson of Israel Cowls, Second. 

COLESWORTHY, WILLIAM GIBSON, Hyde Park . . 9844 1394 
Great-great-grandson of Paul Wyman. 
Great-grandson of Asa Richardson. 

COLLINS, EDWARD, Junior, Dorchester 5022 622 

COMEY, PERLEY PIERCE, Worcester 10594 1519 

Great-grandson of Jonathan Comey. 

CONANT, CHARLES HENRY, Lowell 9483 1358 

Great-grandson of Daniel Conant. 
Great-grandson of Daniel Kimball. 

CONANT, JAMES SCOTT, Dorchester 8671 1171 



%t$t of £l^eiti6er^. 



61 



CONANT, SAMUEL MORRIS, Pawtucket, Rhode Island . 

CONE, FRANK WHITHED, Cambridge 

COOK, RANDALL WEBSTER, East Whitman . . . . 



COOKE, ROLLIN HILLYER, Pittsfield . . 
Great-great-grandson of John Cook. 
Great-great-grandson of Zechariah Seymour. 



COOLIDGE, DAVID HILL, Boston 



COOLIDGE, EDWARD BURROUGHS, Detroit, Michigan, 
Great-grandson of John Coolidge. 
Great-grandson of Noah Rice. 
Great-grandson of Benjamin Austin, Second. 

COOLIDGE, HORACE HOPKINS, Boston . . 

COPELAND, HORATIO FRANKLIN, Whitman 

COREY, FRED BRAINARD, Springfield . . 

CORLISS, BENJAMIN HOUGH, Gloucester . 

CORLISS, WILLIAM FRIExND, New York City 

COTTON, FRANK ETHRIDGE, Woburn . . 
Great-great-great-grandson of Thomas S inkier. 
Great-great-grandson of John Cotton. 
Great-grandson of Stephen Gilman Ethridge. 

COUCH, LEONARD CROCKER, Taunton 

Great-great-grandson of Josiah Crocker. 
Great-grandson of Thomas Couch. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Isaiah Thomas. 

COUSENS, ELMER ELLSWORTH, Somerville (life member) 

COUSINS, HENRY THOMAS, Salem 

Great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Holden. 
Great-great-grandson of Joseph Batchelder. 

COWDREY, FREDERICK PRATT, Fells 



4939 


539 


5042 


642 


8932 


1207 


655 


54 


9355 


1330 


11311 


1661 



647 


46 


7247 


947 


7283 


983 


5124 


724 


5125 


725 


9478 


1353 



0612 1537 



cox, EDWARD JONES, Newtonville . . . . 
Great-great-grandson of Samuel Cox, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Cox, Junior. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Eliphalet Pond. 

CRAFTS, EDWIN CURTIS, Chelsea . . . . 
Great-grandson of Benjamin Crafts. 

CRAM, BENJAMIN MANLEY, Roxbury . . 



9051 


1276 


8934 


1209 


5265 


865 


9968 


I4I8 



II86I 
7234 



I7II 



934 



62 J)on^ of tt^t Slmerican iScbolution^ 

CRAM, EDWIN HOLMES, Newtonville 9356 1331 

CRANDON, EDWIN SANFORD, Chelsea 9831 1381 

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Crandon. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Lemuel Simmons. 
Great-great-grandson of Thomas Faunce. 
Great-great-grandson of Timothy Chubbuck. 

CRANDON, JOHN HOWLAND, Chelsea 11033 1608 

Great-grandson of Thomas Crandon. 
Great-great-grandson of Lemuel Simmons. 

CRANE, EMERY LOCKE, Quincy 8700 1200 

CRANE, JOSHUA EDDY, Taunton 10613 1538 

Great-grandson of Joshua Eddy, 

CRITCHER, EDWARD PAYSON, Boston 11874 1724 

Great-grandson of Mathias Hawes. 
Great-great-grandson of Samuel Payson. 

CROCKER, GEORGE URIEL,' Boston 5105 705 

Membership ceased. 

CROCKER, JOSIAH MORSE, Salem 932 332 

Great-great-grandson of Richard James. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Jonathan Glover. 

CROSBY, SAMUEL TREVETT, Hingham 12236 1761 

Grandson of Jaazaniah Crosby. 

CROWELL, SAMUEL, Dorchester 9048 1273 

CUMMINGS, SAMUEL WELLS, Boston 5020 620 

CUMMINGS, WILLIAM FREEMAN SPARROW, At- 
lantic 9359 1334 

Great-grandson of Josiah Sparrow. 
Great-great-grandson of Joshua Hopkins. 
Great-great-grandson of Elnathan Snow. 
Great-great-grandson of Samuel Smith. 
Great-great-grandson of John Freeman. 
Great-great-grandson of Isaac Sparrow. 

CUNNINGHAM, SYLVESTER, Gloucester 5288 888 

Great-great-grandson of Job Tarr. 

CURRIER, FESTUS CURTIS, Fitchburg 5221 821 

CURRIER, JACOB BAGLEY, Lowell 11867 1717 

Great-grandson of Jacob Bagley Currier. 

CURTIS, ALBERT WAKEFIELD, Spencer 5278 878 



%i$t of <^tmbtt$. 63 

CURTIS, FRANK SUTPHIN, Lenox 9967 1417 

Great-great-grandson of Abel Curtis. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Elnathan Curtis. 
Great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Plumb. 

CURTIS, FREDERICK REVERE, Somerville 9484 1359 

Great-great-grandson of Paul Revere. 

CUSHIXG, GEORGE WALTER, Lowell 11170 1645 

Great-grandson of John Pulling. 

CUSHMAN, JAMES MARTYN, Taunton 5167 767 

Grandson of James Cushman. 

CUTTER, EDWARD JONES, Leominster 5085 685 

CUTTER, HENRY ARTHUR, Nashua, New Hampshire . 521 1 811 
Resigned June, 1898. 

CUTTER, JOHN CLARENCE, Worcester (life member) . 9969 1419 
Great-grandson of Joseph Cutter. 

CUTTER, LEONARD TAYLOR, Nashua, New Hampshire, 9271 1321 
CUTTER, WATSON GRANT, Cambridge 5225 825 



DALY, JAMES HARLOW, Dorchester 12238 1763 

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Severy. 
Great-great-grandson of Lemuel Dill. 

DALY, MARTYN ORDWAY, Dorchester 8626 1126 

DAMON, CHARLES EDWARD, Boston 8513 1013 

DANFORTH, BUSHNELL, Williamstown 667 66 

DANFORTH, KEYES, Williamstown 666 65 

Died October 21, 1897. 

DANFORTH, WILLIAM SEAVER, Plymouth 5148 748 

DANIELS, HOWARD BIGELOW, Colorado Springs, Colo- 
rado (life member) 9049 1274 

DARLING, CHARLES KIMBALL, Boston 5049 649 

DARY, GEORGE ALLEN, Boston 10578 1503 

Great-grandson of John Dary. 
Great-great-grandson of Richard Godfrey, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Richard Godfrey, Junior. 
Great-grandson of Amos Kilton. 
Great-great-grandson of George Williams. 



64 ^on^ of tf)c 5lmerican iSeboIution* 

DAVENPORT, BENNETT FRANKLIN, Watertown . . 1095 1 1576 
Great-grandson of Benjamin Davenport. 
Great-grandson of William Hager. 

DAVENPORT, CHARLES, Watertown 5003 603 

DAVIS, FREDERICK GILL, Cambridge 11313 1663 

Great-great-grandson of Levi Pease. 

DAVIS, GEORGE ADAMS, Worcester 11 171 1646 

Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Davis. 

DAVIS, GEORGE OTIS, Lexington 669 68 

DAVIS, JOSEPH ALBA, Jamaica Plain 668 67 

DAVIS, NATT ALPHEUS, Lowell 8687 1187 

DAVIS, SIMON, Boston 8938 121 3 

DAVIS, WALTER ROCKWOOD, Newton 9050 1275 

DAY, ALBERT AUGUSTUS, Melrose Highlands .... 5031 631 

DAY, CORNELIUS ROSCOE, MUlville 11312 1662 

Great-grandson of Timothy Mahony. 

DAYTON, WILLIAM HARDY, Salem 7209 909 

DEADMAN, WILLIAM FISKE, Wakefield 5129 729 

DEAN, SAMUEL BRIDGE, Arlington 9034 1259 

DEAN, WILLIAM MILTON, Taunton 10616 1541 

Great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Dean. 

DEERING, JOHN WENTWORTH, Boston io775 i575 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Gunnison. 

DeLONG, EDWIN RICHARD, Dorchester 10615 1540 

Grandson of Joseph DeLong. 

DENHAM, EDWARD, New Bedford 663 62 

DENTON, EBEN, Dorchester 1 1034 1609 

Grandson of Jacob Denton. 

DEVENS, CLIFFORD, West Roxbury 11868 1718 

Great-great-grandson of Richard Devens. 
Great-great-grandson of John Barrett. 

DEVENS, WILLIAM, Roslindale 11875 1725 

Great-great-grandson of Richard Devens. 
Great-great-grandson of John Barrett. 

DEWEY, HENRY WINSLOW, West Roxbury 8633 1133 

DEWING, EBEN FRANKLIN, Revere 9061 1286 

DEWIRE, ENOCH JACKSON, Boston 8540 1040 



%t$t of m^tmbtt^. 65 

DEXTER, CHARLES WARNER, Boston 11314 1664 

Great-grandson of Elijah Wyman. 

DEXTER, GORDON, Boston 4948 548 

DICKINSON, WALTER MASON, United States Army . . 8935 1235 
Killed in battle at Santiago, July 2, 1898. 

DILL, JOSHUA MARTIN, Newton Centre 7300 1000 

DILLAWAY, JAMES H., Junior, Cambridgeport .... 9266 13 16 

DOBLE, FRANCIS MARION, Charlestown 4906 506 

DODD, GEORGE LINCOLN, Roxbury 8517 1017 

Great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Parker. 
Great-grandson of Benjamin Faxon. 

DODD, HORACE, Boston 7273 973 

DODGE, CHESTER PARKER, Beverly 8528 1028 

DODGE, ELISHA PERKINS, Newburyport 8620 11 20 

Great-grandson of Luke Dodge. 

DODGE, JOHN WEBSTER, Newburyport 7279 979 

DODGE, RICHARD ELWOOD, New York City .... 5280 880 

DODGE, ROBERT FRANK, Wenham Depot 4815 415 

DOLBEARE, EDMUND LORING, Boston 7263 963 

Resigned July, 1897. 

DOLBEARE, WALTER IRVING, Boston 7264 964 

Resigned July, 1897. 

DONALLAN, JOHN E., Lynn 8662 1162 

DONNELL, ALBERT, Slatersville, Rhode Island .... 10585 15 10 
Great-grandson of Jotham Donnell. 
Great-great-grandson of Esaias Preble. 
Great-great-grandson of George Jewett. 

DOOLITTLE, OSCAR EDWARD, Boston 4840 440 

DORR, EDGAR SUTTON, Cambridge 5159 759 

DORR, HENRY GUSTAVUS, Boston 8603 1103 

Great-great-grandson of Simon Plimpton. 

DORR, JOSEPH, Cambridge S78 278 

Great-grandson of William Turner. 

DOTEN, CHARLES CARROLL, Plymouth 901 301 

DOW, FRANK HENRY, Revere 10219 1469 

Great-grandson of Thomas Richardson. 



66 



^0110 of tl)c Slmcrican Jtcbolution^ 



DOWNING, WILLIAM ELLEMS, Lynn .... 

DOWNS, EDGAR ROLLIX, Jamaica Plain . . . 
Great-great-grandson of Eleazer Moffit. 
Great-great-grandson of Ephraim Warren. 

DRAKE, WILLIE ALDEN, Fitchburg 

DRAPER, FRANK WINTHROP, Boston . . . 

DRAPER, SHIRLEY POTTER, Boston .... 

DRAPER, WARREN MARTIN, Franklin Falls, 
Hampshire 

DREW, FRANK ALBERT, West Roxbury . . . 
DROWN, JOHN WILSON, Newtonville . . . 



New 



DROWNE, ALBERT HENRY, Newtonville . . . 
Grandson of Nathaniel Drowne. 
Grandson of Asahel Carpenter. 

DROWNE, EDWARD ALBERT, Newtonville . . 
Great-grandson of Nathaniel Drowne. 
Great-grandson of Asahel Carpenter. 

DROWNE, LUTHER WASHBURN, Dorchester . 
Grandson of Solomon Drowne. 

DUDLEY, LEVI EDWIN, Boston 

Membership ceased. 

DUDLEY, MYRON SAMUEL, Nantucket . . . 
Great-great-grandson of Nathan Wood. 

DUNCAN, JAMES L., Chelsea 

Great-grandson of Benjamin Pierce. 

DUNHAM, GEORGE HERBERT, Chelsea . . . 
Great-grandson of Asa Dunham. 
Great-great-grandson of Edmund Chase. 

DURGIN, HENRY IRWIN, South Eliot, Maine . 
Great-great-grandson of Oliver Thurston, Senior. 

DURRELL, OLIVER HEBER, Cambridge . . . 
Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Durrell, Senior. 

DUSTIN, JOHN KNIGHT, Junior, Gloucester . 



8931 


1206 


9507 


1777 


5278 


778 


5133 


733 


5134 


734 


5081 


681 


5189 


789 


8602 


1102 


0220 


1470 



I022I 



471 



DUSTIN, LOUIE GAY, Elmore, Minnesota . . 
Membership ceased. 

DUSTIN, WILLIAM OTIS, Elmore, Minnesota 



933 


333 


5103 


703 


988 


388 


9847 


1397 


11524 


1699 


10614 


1539 


10968 


1593 


4841 


441 


8552 


1052 



7281 981 



m^t of ^mihtt^. 67 

DWINELL, FRANK THOMAS, Brookline 10163 143S 

Grandson of Thomas Dwinell. 
Great-grandson of Benjamin Dwinell. 
Grandson of Daniel Holbrook. 



EAGER, CHARLES HENRY, Belmont 5238 838 

EAGER, GEORGE EUGENE, Chicago, Illinois . . . .12051 1726 
Great-grandson of Francis Eager. 
Great-grandson of Nehemiah Ward. 
Great-great-grandson of Bezaleel Eager. 
Great-great-grandson of Jeremiah Whittemore. 

EAGER, GEORGE HENRY, Boston 51 15 715 

Died January i, 1897. 

EARL, FRANK LYMAN, Swampscott 8533 1033 

EASTE, CHARLES HENRY, Arlington 675 74 

EASTMAN, WILLIAM AMBROSE, Lowell 11854 1704 

Great-grandson of Jonathan Eastman. 

EATON, WARRExN EVERETT, Reading 10171 1446 

Great-grandson of Samuel Eaton. 

EATON, WILLIAM STORER, Junior, Boston .... 5274 874 

EATON, WILLIAM WINSLOW, Danvers 8503 1003 

EDDY, FRANK LEWIS, Boston 5032 632 

EDDY, FRANK LEWIS, Brooklyn, New York 8607 1107 

EDDY, LEWIS, Plymouth 894 294 

EDDY, OTIS, Dorchester 11032 1607 

Great-grandson of Seth Eddy. 

EDGECOMB, H. ALBERT, Wellesley 8532 1032 

EDSON, CARROLL EVERETT, Denver, Colorado . . . 7282 982 

EDWARDS, JAMES MILLER, Morgan Park, Illinois . . 4891 491 

EDWARDS, JOHN FOX, Menomonee, Wisconsin .... 4889 489 

ELDREDGE, EDWARD HENRY, Boston 4923 523 

ELDRIDGE, DAVID GORHAM, Junior, Dorchester . . 10952 1577 
Great-great-grandson of Josiah Thacher. 

ELDRIDGE, EDRIC, Boston 1 061 7 1542 

Great-great-grandson of Josiah Thacher. 



68 ^on^ of ti^t 5llmerican iHebolution. 

ELIOT, JOHN FREDERICK, Hyde Park 5244 844 

ELLIOT, CHARLES DARWIN, Somerville 672 71 

ELLIS, EMMONS RAYMOND, Cambridge 4982 582 

EMERSON, MOSES REED, Newton 11 31 5 1665 

Grandson of Charles Emerson. 

EMERSON, OLIVER POMEROY, Honolulu, Hawaiian 

Islands 8639 1139 

EMERY, GEORGE W., Sea View, Marshfield 7288 988 

Great-grandson of Job Emery. 
Great-great-grandson of Joseph Hubbard. 

EMERY, SAMUEL HOPKINS, Taunton 10618 1543 

Grandson of Joseph Welch. 

ENDICOTT, EUGENE FRANCIS, Chelsea 5296 896 

ESTES, FREDERICK ANSON, Lowell 9971 1421 

Great-great-grandson of John Mitchell. 
Great-grandson of Robert Tripp. 

ETHEREDGE, JOHN BURT, Salem 10620 1545 

Great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Harrington. 

EVANS, ARTHUR WINFRED, Boston 5107 707 

EVANS, CHARLES HAROLD, Great Barrington .... 5009 609 

EVANS, EDGAR IRVING, Brookline 5245 845 

EVANS, HERBERT SHEPHERD, Boston 7214 914 

EVANS, RICHARD LEWIS TALBOT, Swampscott . . 10170 1445 
Great-great-grandson of Joshua Prentiss. 

EVERETT, ARTHUR GREENE, Boston 5087 687 



FAIRBANK, JOHN WILDER, Boston 10619 1544 

Great-great-grandson of Asa Wilder. 
Great-grandson of Reuben Wilder. 
Great-grandson of Oliver Fairbank. 
Great-great-grandson of Joseph Gushing, 
Great-great-grandson of William Lincoln. 

FAIRBANKS, HARRY BURNSIDE, Worcester .... 4964 564 

FALES, WALTER RICHMOND, Wrentham 8645 1145 

FALL, CHARLES GERSHOM, Boston 11510 1685 

Great-grandson of George Fall. 



%i$t of sr^cmficr^. 69 

FALL, GEORGE HOWARD, Maiden 12072 1747 

Great-grandson of George Fall. 

FARNHAM, JOHN ERNEST, Maiden 681 80 

FARRINGTON, SOUTHWELL, Lowell 12061 1736 

Great-grandson of John Farrington. 

FARQUHAR, DAVID WEBBER, Newton 4816 416 

FAUNCE, CHARLES HENRY, Chelsea 10447 I497 

Great-grandson of James Faunce. 

FAUNCE, ELMON CROCKER, Chelsea 10762 1562 

Great-grandson of James Faunce. 

FAXON, ELISHA JOHN, Salem 12239 1764 

Son of James Faxon. 

FAXON, JAMES, Salem 990 390 

FAXON, JOHN GRIFFIN, Fitchburg 5 191 791 

FAY, AUGUSTUS MAYNARD, Lawrence 5122 722 

FEARING, WILLIAM, Second, Hingham 5096 696 

FELLOWS, OSHEA PAGE, Cambridge 682 81 

FENN, GEORGE EDWARD, Boston 4997 497 

Resigned April, 1898. 

FENNO, WARREN, Revere 10443 ^493 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Sprague. 

FERNALD, CHARLES AUGUSTUS, Boston 51 12 712 

FERRIS, WILLIAM MARSH, Newton 5033 633 

FESSENDEN, EDWARD STANLEY, Arlington ..... 5051 651 

FIELD, HENRY A., South Deerfield 7272 972 

FIELD, JAMES BRAINERD, Lowell 991 391 

FISHER, CHARLES HENRY, Hyde Park 10173 1448 

Great-grandson of Eliphalet Thorp. 
Great-grandson of Benjamin Fisher. 
Grandson of Moses Fisher. 

FISKE, JOSEPH EMERY, Wellesley Hills 8978 1228 

FLAGG, EDWARD HERMAN, Wellesley 12052 1727 

Great-grandson of Solomon Flagg. 

FLAGG, STANLEY GRISWOLD, Junior, Philadelphia, 

Pennsylvania 9027 1252 

FLETCHER, CHARLES WILLIAMS, Lowell 11 157 1632 

Great-great-grandson of Abishai Brown. 



70 J>on^ of ti^t 3llmerican !!teboIutton. 

FLETCHER, ROBY, Fitchburg 8930 1205 

FLETCHER, WALTER VARNUM, Dorchester .... 5273 873 

FLOYD, DAVID, Winthrop 10172 1447 

Great-grandson of Andrew Tewksbury. 

FOBES, EDWIN FRANCIS, Lexington 10621 1546 

Great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Eames, Junior. 
Great-grandson of Nathaniel Eames. 
Great-great-grandson of Jonathan Rice. 

FOLLANSBEE, THOMAS UPHAM, Chelsea 11316 1666 

Great-great-grandson of William Smith, First. 

FOLSOM, ALBERT ALONZO, Brookline 8535 1035 

FOLSOM, DUDLEY, Quincy 683 82 

Died May 13, 1898. 

FOLSOM, GEORGE COMBE, Wellesley Hills 9970 1420 

Grandson of James Folsom. 

FOOTE, ARTHUR, Boston 9026 1251 

Resigned October, 1898. 

FORBUSH, ORRIN, Boston 989 389 

Membership ceased. 

FOSTER, ARTHUR LANG, Roxbury 8534 1034 

FOSTER, GEORGE B., Boston 5157 y^y 

FOSTER, GEORGE W., Andover 5021 621 

Membership ceased. 

FOSTER, JEREMIAH, Gloucester 934 334 

Died Julysi4, 1898. 

FOSTER, JOSEPH, Portsmouth, New Hampshire .... 10597 1522 
Great-grandson of Joseph Foster, Senior. 
Grandson of Joseph Foster, Junior. 
Great-grandson of Dyer Spalding. 

FOWLE, JAMES LUTHER, Woburn 12240 1765 

Grandson of William Fowle. 
Great-grandson of Josiah Fowle. 
Great-grandson of Jeduthan Richardson. 

FOX, THOMAS ALFRED, Dorchester 8504 1004 

FOX, WALTER SILVANUS, Dorchester 7265 965 

FREEMAN, HARRY SNELL, Lawrence 5155 755 

FREEMAN, JAMES F., Lawrence . . . ! 5 121 721 

Membership ceased. 



Iti^t of ^trxibtt^. 71 

FREEMAN, OTIS, Lawrence 4900 500 

FRISBEE, MARTIN LUTHER, Boston 4979 579 

FRISBEE, OLIVER LIBBY, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 491 1 511 

FROST, CHARLES BUZZELL, Charlestown 11511 1686 

Great-great-grandson of Winthrop Frost. 

FROTHINGHAM, THOMAS GODDARD, Boston . . . 7201 901 

FROTHINGHAM, THOMAS GODDARD, Junior, Boston, 7202 902 

FULLER, AUGUSTUS HEMENWAY, South Easton . . 8613 11 13 

FULLER, FREDERIC WILLIAM, Springfield 9477 1352 

Great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Fuller. 

FULLER, GEORGE FRANCIS, Springfield 5152 753 

FULLER, HORACE WILLIAMS, Brookline 5219 819 

FURNESS, DAWES ELIOT, Boston 8600 iioo 



GALE, WILLIAM BOYNTON, Boston 952 352 

GALLOUPE, ISAAC FRANCIS, Lynn 8977 1227 

GALLUP, CLARENCE WESCOTT, North Adams . . . 10174 1449 
Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Gallup, Junior. 

GALLUP, HARVEY ALPHEUS, North Adams .... 9972 1422 
Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Gallup, Junior. 

GARDNER, ARTHUR MORTON, East Milton .... 9360 1335 
Great-grandson of Lemuel Adams. 

GARDNER, FRANK AUGUSTINE, Salem 11 172 1647 

Great-great-grandson of Simon Gardner. 
Great-great-grandson of Uriah Wright. 
Great-great-grandson of Nehemiah Woods. 
Great-great-grandson of Phineas Gage. 
Great-great-grandson of John Wallace. 
Great-great-grandson of Joshua Wilson. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Aaron Gage. 

GARDNER, HENRY LUNT, Springfield 12241 1766 

Great-grandson of Benjamin Gross. 

GATES, JAMES MOSELEY, Springfield 12073 i748 

Great-great-great-grandson of Israel Gates. 

GATES, SAMUEL P., Bridgewater 5281 881 



72 ^on^ of tf)e American iSeboIution. 

GEORGE, EDWIN STANTON, Newtonville 10596 1521 

Great-great-grandson of Joshua Dodge, Fourth. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Joshua Dodge, Third. 

GILBERT, SHEPARD DEVEREUX, Salem 5080 680 

GILES, B. HERBERT, Boston 9264 1314 

OILMAN, GORHAM DUMMER, Newton 5045 645 

Grandson of Samuel Oilman. 
Great-grandson of Jonathan Oilman. 

GILMORE, JOSEPH HENRY, Junior, Rochester, New York, 5013 613 

GILSON, HOWARD AUGUSTUS, Charlestown . . . . 1167 1642 
Great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Bailey. 

GLEASON, FRANK EDWARD, Andover 10584 1509 

Great-great-grandson of Gideon Foster. 

GLINES, EDWARD, Somerville 4907 507 

GLYNN, WILLIAM FRANCIS, Boston 7274 974 

GODDARD, CHARLES ELLIOTT, Chelsea 11035 1610 

Great-great-grandson of Lemuel Simmons. 

GOODRICH, HENRY A., Fitchburg ..... ... 936 336 

GOSS, CURTIS C, Melrose 5259 859 

GOSS, FRANCIS WEBSTER, Roxbury 5224 824 

GOSS, WILLIS CURTIS, Melrose 5258 858 

GOTT, JOHN, Gloucester 9963 141 3 

Great-grandson of John Gott, Junior. 

GOULD, BENJAMIN APTHORP, Cambridge 4935 535 

Died November 26, 1896. 

GOULD, EDWIN CARTER, Melrose 4843 443 

GOULD, GEORGE LAMBERT, Maiden 8580 1080 

GOULD, LEVI SWANTON, Melrose 4844 444 

GOULD, WARREN FURBER, Maiden 11036 161 1 

Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Leach. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Gould. 
Great-great-grandson of John Gould. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Isaac Averell. 
Great-great-grandson of Levi Furber. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Dudley Thing, 
Great-great-great-grandson of Edwards Bucknam. 

GOWARD, EDWARD THOMAS, Lowell 8980 1230 



%i^t of ^trnbn^. 73 

GOWING, ROBERT HOSMER, Peabody 5255 855 

Great-grandson of Daniel Gowing, Junior. 

GRAVES, ABBOTT FULLER, Boston 9046 1271 

Great-grandson of Ambrose Nichols. 

GRAVES, FRANK WALKER, Woburn 9361 1336 

GREELEY, LLEWELLYN LINCOLN, Whitman .... 8596 1096 

GREEN, CHARLES MONTRAVILLE, Boston (life member), 689 88 
Great-grandson of Asa Kendall. 

GREEN, THOMAS WILLIAM, Chelsea 8525 1025 

GREENE, HARVEY B., Lowell 10593 1578 

Great-great-grandson of Timothy Greene, Second. 

GREENE, JOHN MORTON, Lowell 11173 1648 

Great-grandson of Timothy Greene, Second. 

GREENLEAF, JOSEPH, West Medford 687 86 

Died January 26, 1897. 

GREENOUGH, DAVID STODDARD, Boston 5026 626 

Resigned April, 1898. 

GREENWOOD, ABNER, Ashland 686 85 

GREENWOOD, CHARLES, Maiden 8657 1157 

GRIFFITH, FRANK CARLOS, Boston 10166 1441 

Great-grandson of John Stockbridge. 
Great-great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Buckminster. 

GUILD, CURTIS, Boston 8650 1150 

GUILD, CURTIS, Junior, Boston 9482 1357 

Great-grandson of David Cobb. 

GUILD, GEORGE BARNETT, Chelsea 11037 1612 

Great-great-grandson of Joseph Guild. 

GUILD, HENRY, Newton 688 87 

Resigned April, 1898. 

GURNEY, DAVID ALLSTON, Whitman 7243 943 



HADLEY, SAMUEL PAGE, Lowell 8672 11 72 

HAINES, JOHN, Waltham 953 353 

HALE, BENJAMIN, Junior, Newburyport 8670 1170 

Died February 24, 1898. 



74 ^on^ of tl)0 Slmerican itetjolution* 

HALE, CYRUS KING, Newburyport 8668 1168 

Died November 22, 1898. 

HALE, EDWARD PRESTON, Lenox 10175 1450 

Great-great-grandson of Enoch Putnam, 

HALE, FRANCIS WILBUR, Rockbottom 4863 463 

HALE, JOSHUA, Newburyport 8669 1167 

Great-great-great-grandson of Tristram Jordan. 

HALE, JOSIAH LITTLE, Brookline 7284 984 

Great-great-grandson of Tristram Jordan. 

HALL, ALBERT GRIFFITH, Roxbury 11038 1613 

Great-great-grandson of John Roulstone. 
Great-great-grandson of Josiah Parsons. 

HALL, ALMON EVERETT, Williamstown 10599 ^524 

Great-grandson of Jeremiah Everett. 

HALL, BORDMAN, Dorchester 7277 977 

HALL, CHARLES HILAND, Springfield 12242 1767 

Great-grandson of Henry Davis. 

HALL, FRANK GARDNER, Boston 10969 1594 

Great-great-grandson of Abiel Macomber. 
Great-great-grandson of Abiel Pierce. 

HALL, GEORGE ROBINSON, Boston 10970 1595 

Great-great-grandson of Abiel Macomber. 
Great-great-grandson of Abiel Pierce. 

HALL, HARRISON COBURN, Weston (life member) . . 12053 1728 
Great-great-grandson of John Hall, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Alpheus Cary. 

HALL, HENRY LYON, Dorchester 7291 991 

HALL, IRVING G., Somerville 4893 493 

HALL, JOHN HENRY, Hartford, Connecticut 4981 581 

HALL, RICHARD HENRY, Taunton 10596 1581 

Great-grandson of Brian Hall. 

HALL, SAMUEL, BrookHne 874 274 

HALL, SANFORD JACKSON, Springfield 965 365 

HALLSTRAM, CHARLES WALLACE, Boston .... 8579 1079 

HAMLIN, CYRUS, Lexington 5010 610 

HAMLIN, EDWARD BEMIS, Falmouth 10600 1525 

Great-great-grandson of Simeon Hamlin. 



%i^t of ^tmbtt^. 75 

HAMLIN, FRANK ALBERT, Lynn 9255 1305 

HAMLIN, SIMEON, Falmouth 10598 1523 

Great-great-grandson of Simeon Hamlin. 

HARDENBERGH, JAMES WILLIAMSON, North Adams, 9974 1424 
Great-great-grandson of Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Johannes Hardenbergh. 

HARDY, SAMUEL NELSON, Gloucester 5195 795 

HARDY, WILLIS CHENERY, Charlestown 5300 900 

HARMON, ISRAEL, Springfield 10971 1596 

Grandson of Israel Harmon, First. 

HARRINGTON, GEORGE EDWIN, Sudbury 8567 1067 

HARRIS, ALFONSO SCOTT, Chelsea 693 92 

HARRIS, CHARLES, Boston 5193 793 

HARRIS, FREDERICK, Springfield 12243 1768 

Great-grandson of Jacob Bliss. 

HART, CHARLES SAMUEL, Boston 7218 918 

HARVEY, CHARLES A., Dorchester 8574 1074 

HARVEY, GEORGE D., Auburndale 8575 1075 

HASKINS, LEANDER MILLER, Boston 4985 585 

HASTINGS, ARTHUR HENRY, South Boston .... 10954 1579 
Great-grandson of Nathaniel Hastings. 

HASTINGS, WALTER OLIVER, South Boston .... 10955 1580 
Great-grandson of Nathaniel Hastings. 

HASTINGS, WILLARD H., Cambridge 9894 1369 

Great-great-grandson of Marlboro Kingman. 

HASTINGS, WILLIAM HENRY HOWE, Boston . . . 8692 1192 
Great-grandson of John Hastings. 

HATCH, BYRAM WHITMORE, Roxbury 8556 1056 

Resigned January 7, 1899. 

HATCH, EDWARD, Boston 5237 837 

HATCH, EDWARD AUGUSTUS, Roxbury 8527 1027 

Great-grandson of David Hatch, 

HATCH, GEORGE STANLEY, Medford 8694 1194 

HATCH, LEONARD BRADFORD, Whitman 11158 1633 

Great-grandson of John Comer. 



76 ^on^ of tl)e Slmmcan iSebolution. 

HATCH, LINCOLN DANFORTH, Roxbury 12054 1729 

Great-great-grandson of David Hatch. 
Great-great-grandson of Thomas Danforth. 

HATCH, PERCIVAL SNELLING, New York City . . . 12055 1730 
Great-great-grandson of David Hatch. 
Great-great-grandson of Thomas Danforth. 

HATHAWAY, LE BARON, Randolph 5177 777 

HAWKES, ADAM AUGUSTUS, Wakefield 9272 1322 

Great-grandson of Adam Hawkes. 

HAYDEN, GEORGE, South Weymouth 12244 1769 

Son of Ebenezer Hayden. 

HAYES, ELIHU B., Lynn 8638 1138 

HAYNES, ALBERTO FREDERICK, Watertown . . . . 11159 1634 
Great-grandson of Israel Haynes. 

HAYWARD, ARTHUR W., Maiden 8541 1041 

Died April i, 1898. 

HAYWARD, FRANK CONANT, South Acton .... 5194 794 

HAYWARD, JONATHAN PARKER, East Braintree . . 873 273 

HAYWARD, SILVANUS, Globe Village 4976 576 

HEALEY, DAVID ALDEN, Holyoke 9476 1351 

Great-grandson of Barnabas Alden, Junior. 

HEATH, AUGUSTUS HENRY, Melrose 891 291 

Resigned October, 1898. 

HEATH, ELROY NAHUM, Wakefield 4883 483 

HEATH, NATHANIEL HENRY, Maiden 5062 662 

HERSEY, ALBERT WATSON, Roxbury 113 17 1667 

Great-grandson of Elijah Hersey. 
Great-grandson of James Sprague. 
Great-grandson of Robert Watson. 
Great-great-grandson of Oliver Watson, Senior. 

HERSEY, CHARLES HENRY, Roxbury 5248 848 

HERSEY, FRANCIS CONEY, Wellesley Hills 5249 5249 

HERSEY, FRANCIS CONEY, Junior, Evanston, Illinois . 5250 5250 

HEWES, HARRISON DAMON, Boston 11318 1668 

Great-great-grandson of George Robert Twelves Hewes. 

HEWES, HENRY MARTYN, Boston 4926 526 

HEWES, VIRGIL HENRY, New York City 9070 1295 



%i$t of ^txtibtt$. 77 

HEWINS, EBEN NEWELL, Jamaica Plain 8679 11 79 

Great-grandson of Ebenezer Newell. 

HEWINS, WILLIAM HARRISON, Falmouth 11039 1614 

Grandson of William Handy. 
Great-grandson of William Hewins. 

HIGGINS, SOLOMON SPARROW, Somerville .... 8642 1142 

HILDRETH, JOHN LEWIS, Cambridge 7236 936 

HILER, ERNEST OSGOOD, Jamaica Plain 11323 1673 

Great-great-grandson of Jacob Hiler. 
Great-great-grandson of John Pray. 
Great-great-grandson of William Porter. 
Great-great-grandson of John Osgood. 

HILL, FREDERIC STANHOPE, Cambridge 701 100 

HILL, LEW CASS, Boston 7257 957 

Great-great-grandson of Timothy Daniels. 

HINDS, FRED CLIFFORD, NewtonviUe 9267 1317 

HINES, EZRA DODGE, Danvers 8518 1018 

HOBART, ALBERT, Rockland 4818 418 

HOBART, ARTHUR, Boston 8024 1024 

HOBBS, CHARLES AUSTIN, Watertown 10957 1582 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Batchelder. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Henry Batchelder. 

HOBBS, JAMES WYATT, Boston 5215 815 

HOBBS, LEWIS FRENCH, West Medford 8949 1224 

Resigned April, 1899. 

HODGDON, CHARLES EDWARD, Portsmouth, New 

Hampshire 9053 1278 

HODGDON, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS, Portsmouth, New 

Hampshire 9068 1293 

HOLDEN, WILLIAM, Leominster 5192 792 

HOLLANDER, LOUIS PRESTON, Boston 4825 425 

Resigned April, 1899. 

HOLLINGSWORTH, ZACHARY TAYLOR, Boston . . 8934 1234 
Great-grandson of Ezekiel Tileston, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Tileston, Senior. 

HOLMAN, CHARLES BRADLEY, Hopkinton 7241 941 

HOMANS, JOHN, Second, Boston 4925 525 



78 ^on^ of tt^t 5llmmcan iSebolutton. 

HOLMAN, DUDLEY MOOR, Taunton 10622 1547 

Great-grandson of Stephen Holman. 

HOOD, WILLIAM ORRIN, Danversport 706 105 

HOOPER, ARTHUR, Boston 4894 494 

HOOPER, GEORGE MITCHELL, Bridgewater .... 704 103 

HOOPER, JOHN FRANCIS, Milton 8618 11 18 

Membership ceased. 

HOOPER, THOMAS, Boston 4892 492 

HOOTON, HORACE JAMES, Roxbury 7235 935 

Grandson of John Hooton. 

HOOTON, WILLIAM ALDEN GALE, Brooklyn, New York . 9056 1281 
Grandson of John Hooton. 

HORTON, EVERETT SOUTHWORTH, Attleboro ... 895 295 
Great-grandson of James Horton. 

HORTON, WALTER GREGG, Boston 8538 1038 

Great-grandson of Stephen Horton, Senior. 

HORTON, WILLIAM HENSHAW, Boston 8539 1039 

Died February 20, 1897. 

HOSMER, AUGUSTINE, South Acton 954 354 

HOSMER, GEORGE HERBERT, Dorchester 4829 429 

HOSMER, HENRY JOSEPH, Concord 705 104 

HOSMER, JEROME CARTER, Boston 5231 831 

Great-grandson of William Maynard. 

HOWARD, ALFRED HENRY, Boston 9363 1338 

HOWARD, LOUIS TAYLOR, Dorchester 7266 966 

HOWARD, WILLIAM JAMES, Whitman 5154 754 

HOWARD, WILLIAM JUSTIN, Springfield 5100 700 

HOWARD, WILLIS PATTERSON, Winchester .... 10576 1501 
Great-great-grandson of Nathan Howard. 
Great-great-grandson of Alexander Patterson. 

HOWE, ARCHIBALD MURRAY, Cambridge 695 94 

HOWE, DAVID, Taunton 5220 820 

HOWE, EDWARD WILLARD, Roxbury 8556 1056 

HOWE, HENRY WARREN, Chesham, New Hampshire . 8609 1109 

HOWE, OLIVER HUNT, Cohasset 9257 1307 



%x$t of <sx^tmbtt^. 79 

ROWLAND, CHARLES WARREN, Charlestown . . , . 8693 1193 

ROWLAND, DANIEL WEBSTER, Boston 5253 853 

HUBBARD, FRANK ALLEN, Taunton 8508 1008 

HUBBARD, LEAVITT, Lawrence 8982 1232 

HUBBELL, ANDREW LYMAN, Great Barrington ... 879 279 

RULING, RAY GREENE, Cambridge 8673 ii73 

HULL, JAMES WELLS, Pittsfield 702 loi 

HUMPHREYS, RICHARD CLAPP, Boston 5261 861 

HUNNEWELL, JAMES FROTRINGHAM, Charlestown . 51 13 713 

HUNT, HARRY DRAPER, North Attleboro 8629 1129 

Resigned July i, 1897. 

HUNT, NATHANIEL FRANCIS, East Braintree .... 904 304 

HUNT, THOMAS FRANKLIN, Salem 8666 1166 

Died January 21, 1898. 

HUNTOON, GEORGE LADD, Lowell 9973 1423 

Grandson of Charles Huntoon. 

HUTCHINS, CARROLL, Boston 7227 927 

HUTCHINS, CHARLES LEWIS, Concord 5052 652 

HUTCHINS, JAMES D., Jamaica Plain 12245 i77o 

Great-grandson of Anthony Morse. 

HYDE, FRANK CHARLES, Newton Highlands .... 9362 1337 



JACKSON, SAMUEL HAHNEMANN 905 305 

Died February 27, 1897. 

JAMES, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Roxbury 10202 1452 

Great-grandson of Aaron Haynes, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Aaron Haynes, Senior. 

JAMES, WILLIAM EDGAR, New Bedford 5166 766 

JENKINS, WASHINGTON IRVING, Clinton 12062 1737 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Belknap. 

JENKS, FRED ARNOLD, Chelsea 11040 1615 

Great-grandson of Ebenezer Sampson. 
Great-grandson of Richard Bagnell. 



80 M^m$ of tt^t Stmcrican iScboIution* 

JENKS, HENRY FITCH, Canton 5196 796 

JENNEY, ALEXANDER S., Brookline 8999 1249 

JENNEY, BERNARD, South Boston 8542 1042 

JENNEY, CHARLES, Brookline 8938 1238 

JENNEY, WARREN, Brookline 8937 1237 

JEWETT, FREDERIC JESSE, Marlboro 709 108 

JEWETT, JOSEPH DODGE, Newton 11175 1650 

Grandson of Jeremiah Jewett. 
Great-grandson of Jeremiah Dodge. 
Great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Fitch Bissell. 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Spofford. 

JEWETT, WALTER KENDALL, Belmont 5137 737 

JOHNSON, EDWARD JONATHAN, Nahant 5139 739 

JOHNSON, EMERY WALTER, Salem (life member) . . 5168 768 

JOHNSON, FRANCIS HENRY, Cambridge 5170 77o 

JOHNSON, HENRY, Cambridge 7240 940 

JOHNSON, JESSE RICE, Boston 5174 774 

JOHNSON, JONATHAN EDWARD, West Gardner . . . 5172 772 

JOHNSON, LUTHER SCOTT, Lynn 5169 769 

JOHNSON, SAMUEL MARTIN, Boston 5173 773 

JOHNSON, WALTER WHITNEY, Lowell 7261 961 

Great-grandson of Stephen Badlam. 

JONES, FRANK, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 10201 1451 

Great-grandson of John Jones. 

JONES, JOHN FRANKLIN, Blacksburg, South Carolina . 9075 1300 
Great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Day. 
Great-grandson of Abner Bates. 

JONES, STORER FRANKLIN, Watertown 11 160 1635 

Great-grandson of Eli Jones. 

JORDAN, HENRY GREGORY, Dorchester 8583 1083 

JORDAN, JEDIAH PORTER, Roxbury 8625 1125 

JORDAN, WILLIAM MESERVE, Philadelphia 7254 954 

JOSLIN, JAMES THOMAS, Hudson 708 107 

JOY, FRED, Winchester 9074 1299 

Great-grandson of Francis Brown. 



Ili^t of ^tmhtt$. 81 

JOY, WILLIAM FRANCIS, Swampscott 8512 1012 

JUNKINS, WILLIAM OLIVER, Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire 5295 895 



KEELER, GEORGE ANSON, Boston 7237 937 

Transferred to Rhode Island Society 1897. 

KEITH, ELIJAH AUSTIN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . . 11161 1636 
Great-grandson of Simeon Keith. 
Great-great-grandson of Simeon Gary. 

KEITH, HORACE ALDEN, Campello 8976 1226 

KEITH, SOLOMON LORIN, Bridgewater 4921 521 

Great-grandson of Solomon Keith. 

KEITH, SUMNER, Bridgewater 4877 477 

KEITH, WALLACE GUSHING, Brockton 7262 962 

KELLOGG, ELIJAH, North Harpswell, Maine 5108 708 

KELLOGG, FRANK OILMAN, Melrose Highlands . . . 5027 627 

KENDALL, HENRY HUBBARD, Newton Centre . . . 10577 1502 
Great-grandson of Samuel Lee. 

KENDALL, NATHANIEL LAMSON, Boylston .... 896 296 
Resigned October, 1897. 

KENDALL, WALTER GARDNER, Atlantic (Quincy) . . 10972 1597 
Great-grandson of Christopher Sears. 
Great-great-grandson of Edmund Sears. 

KENDRICK, EDMUND P., Springfield 8989 1239 

KENNEY, MELVIN WILLARD, Dorchester 9270 1320 

KEYES, HENRY SHERIDAN, Cambridge 9275 1325 

KEYES, JOHN MAYNARD, Concord 7242 942 

KIMBALL, CLARENCE LIVINGSTON, Lowell .... 9495 1370 
Great-great-grandson of Abraham Kimball. 

KIMBALL, DANIEL AMES, Stockbridge 4845 445 

Great-great-great-grandson of James Frye. 

KIMBALL, FRANK REED, Salem 10591 1516 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Kimball. 



82 ^m$ of tl)e Sfimcrican iUetooIution^ 

KIMBALL, FREDERIC GRAY, Brookline 5197 797 

KIMBALL, FREDERICK FRANCISCO, Cambridgeport . 10587 1512 
Great-grandson of Simeon Kimball. 
Great-grandson of Nathaniel Getchell. 
Great-grandson of Dr. Jonathan Poole. 
Great-great-grandson of Eleazer Flagg. 
Great-grandson of George James Yeates. 
Great-great-grandson of Dr. John Hale. 
Great-great-grandson of Abel Kimball. 

KIMBALL, HARRY SMITH, Haverhill 8659 11 59 

Great-great-grandson of Jonathan Kimball. 

KIMBALL, HERBERT SAWYER, Waban 7226 926 

Great-great-grandson of Philemon Brown. 
Great-great-grandson of Matthew Davenport 
Great-great-great-great-grandson of Jacob Dodge. 
Great-great-grandson of Phineas Sawyer. 

KIMBALL, HERBERT WOOD, Waban 956 356 

Great-great-great-grandson of Jacob Dodge. 

KIMBALL, RUFUS, Lynn 8544 1044 

KIMBALL, WILLIAM BIRD, Boston 7222 922 

KING, MELVILLE AUGUSTUS, Milton 4956 556 

KINGSLEY, J. STERLING, Tufts College 5162 762 

Resigned April, 1898. 

KIRKHAM, ALBERT HARLEIGH, Springfield .... 4927 527 

KIRKHAM, CHARLES MERRIAM, Springfield .... 10973 1598 
Great-grandson of John Kirkham. 

KIRKHAM, JOHN STUART, Springfield 9485 1360 

Great-grandson of John Kirkham. 
Great-great-grandson of Jonathan Stoddard. 

KNIGHT, AUSTIN MELVIN, United States Navy . . . 10224 1474 
Great-grandson of Phineas Knight. 
Great-grandson of John Worden. 

KNIGHT, CHARLES SANFORD, Worcester 10222 1472 

Grandson of Phineas Knight. 
Grandson of John Worden. 

KNIGHT, CHARLES SANFORD, Junior, Pittsburg, Penn- 
sylvania 10223 H73 

Great-grandson of Phineas Knight. 
Great-grandson of John Worden. 



ili^t of <^tmhn0. 83 

KNOWLAND, HASKELL EVANS, Marblehead .... 9262 1312 

KNOWLTON, WILLIS TAYLOR, Maiden 8695 1195 

KNOX, OSCAR FITZLAN, Watertown 11 507 1682 

Grandson of Sylvanus Nocks (Knox). 

KNOX, WARREN L., Winchester 10203 MSS 

Great-grandson of Abraham Perkins. 



LADD, WALTER ALEXANDER, Somerville 5286 868 

Great-great-great-grandson of Isaac Baldwin. 

LAFAYETTE, GASTON DE SAHUNE, Toul, France . 5184 784 

LAMB, AMASA AUGUSTUS, Stoughton 724 123 

Great-grandson of Nahum Lamb. 

LAMSON, DANIEL SANDERSON, Weston 723 122 

LAMSON, GEORGE HENRY DRAPER, Weston . . . 12074 1749 
Great-grandson of Samuel Lamson. 

LAMSON, JOSEPH FENWICK, Weston 4909 509 

LANE, RUFUS ALLEN, Hingham 5289 889 

LARRABEE, JOHN, Melrose 4886 486 

LATHROP, FRED HASKINS, Charlestown 11 525 1700 

Great-great-grandson of Preserved Haskins. 

LAW, ASA, Medford 722 121 

LAWRENCE, EDGAR THOMAS, Pittsfield 9975 1425 

Grandson of Josiah Lawrence. 

LAWRENCE, HENRY ABBOTT, Maiden 8521 1021 

LEAVITT, DANIEL EBEN, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 9848 1398 
Great-grandson of Benjamin Leavitt. 

LEAVITT, JOHN EDWIN, Portsmouth, New Hampshire . 5299 899 

LEECH, WILLIAM HARVELL, Marlboro 715 114 

Resigned March, 1897, 

LEEDS, CHARLES, Chelsea 7212 912 

LEEDS, FRANCIS, Brookline 11 519 1694 

Great-grandson of Samuel Leeds, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Samuel Leeds, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Isaiah Faxon. 

LEEDS, HENRY ALFRED, Arlington 8526 1026 



84 ^Dtt^ of tl^e 3llmmcan itebolution. 

LEGG, CHARLES EDMUND, Chelsea 10446 1496 

Great-grandson of Elkanah Dyer. 

LELAND, LESTER, Boston 5242 842 

LELAND, WALTER SHERMAN, Concord Junction . . 8623 11 23 

LENOX, CALVIN SAMPSON, North Adams 10225 I475 

Great-grandson of Enos Briggs. 
Great-great-grandson of Seth Briggs. 
Great-great-great-grandson of George Martin. 

LEONARD, FREDERICK MAURY, Winthrop 937 337 

LEONARD, GEORGE HENRY, Boston 10601 1526 

Grandson of George Leonard. 
Great-grandson of Philip Leonard. 
Great-grandson of Nehemiah Allen. 
Great-great-grandson of John Murdock. 
Great-grandson of Asahel Shaw. 

LEONARD, SPENCER, Bridgewater 721 120 

Resigned April, 1898. 

LINCOLN, EDMUND, Waltham 10439 1489 

Great-grandson of Benjamin Lincoln 

LINCOLN, FRANCIS HENRY, Hingham 5098 698 

LINCOLN, FREDERIC WALKER, Dorchester .... 966 366 
Died September 13, 1898. 

LINCOLN, GEORGE MARTIN, Taunton 10958 1583 

Great-grandson of Jerome Lincoln. 
Great-grandson of James Hall. 

LINCOLN, HENRY LENDALL, Cambridge 11 174 1649 

Great-grandson of Darse Skelton. 

LINCOLN, LOUIS REVERE, Brookline 11513 1688 

Great-grandson of Amos Lincoln. 
Great-grandson of David Lincoln. 
Great-great-grandson of Paul Revere. 

LINCOLN, MARTIN JEROME, Taunton 9486 1361 

Grandson of Jerome Lincoln. 

LITCHFIELD, WILFORD JACOB, Southbridge .... 9259 1309 
Great-grandson of Josiah Blanchard. 
Great-great-grandson of Silas Robinson. 
Great-great-grandson of John Bates. 
Great-great-grandson of James Rhodes. 
Great-great-grandson of Elijah Bates. 
Great-great-grandson of Moses Tyler. 



%i$t of a^ember^. 85 

LITTLE, JAMES LOVELL, Brookline 10449 1499 

Great-grandson of Solomon Lovell. 

LITTLE, JOHN MASON, Boston 9059 1284 

LITTLEFIELD, MARCELLUS, Woburn 5246 846 

Great-great-grandson of Abraham Alexander. 
Great-grandson of Sylvanus Wood, Senior. 

LITTLEFIELD, SETH JUDSON, Chelsea 8594 1094 

LOCKE, JOHN FRANKLIN, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 9067 1292 

LODGE, HENRY CABOT, Nahant 4901 501 

LORD, CHARLES EDWARD, Newton 8549 1049 

LORD, HERBERT IVORY, Roxbury 9268 1318 

LORD, ROBERT WATERSTON, Boston 8622 1122 

LORD, WARREN ALDEN, Boston 10974 1599 

Great-great-grandson of Tobias Lord, Junior. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Tobias Lord, Senior. 
LORD, WILLIAM G., Athol 5161 761 

Membership ceased 1898. 

LORING, CHARLES PAYSON, Boston 8573 1073 

LOTHROP, FRANK ORVILLE, Leominster 8684 1184 

Great-grandson of Nathan Lothrop. 

LOTHROP, FRED JOSEPH, Leominster 8686 11 86 

LOVETT, GEORGE EVANS, Boston 5270 870 

LOVETT, JOSHUA, Roxbury 5271 871 

LOVETT, WILLIAM HENRY, Beverly 4984 584 

Died August 18, 1896. 
LOW, DAVID W., Gloucester 4970 570 

LOW, FREDERICK FRIEND, Gloucester 8606 1106 

Resigned November, 1897. 

LOWE, ARTHUR HOUGHTON, Fitchburg 7231 931 

LOWE, LEWIS GOULD, Brookline 5287 887 

LOWE, ORIN MESSINGER, Fitchburg 11512 1687 

Great-great-great-grandson of Eleazer Hamlin. 
Great-great-grandson of Seth Phillips. 

LOWELL, JOHN ADAMS, Boston 9364 1339 

LUNT, WILLIAM WALLACE, Hingham 11319 1669 

Great-great-grandson of Daniel Calef. 
Great-great-grandson of Calvin Curtis. 



86 J)on^ of tf^t Stmerican ijcijolution. 

LYMAN, CHARLES PARKER, Boston 5106 706 

LYMAN, GEORGE HINCKLEY, Boston 11508 1683 

Great-grandson of Elbridge Gerry. 

LYNCH, ROBERT A., Roxbury 725 124 

LYNDE, HENRY FRANCIS, Somerville 4826 426 

LYON, HENRY, Charlestown 4846 446 

LYON, HENRY WARE, Charlestown 4875 475 



MACALLISTER, RICHARD, Brookline 8553 io53 

McARDLE, FRED WALES, Boston 5023 623 

McCLELLAN, JOHN EDWARD, Grafton 10623 1548 

Great-grandson of John Daggett. 

McCLINTOCK, WILLIAM EDWARD, Chelsea .... 11682 1712 
Great-great-grandson of John Bailey. 

McCLURE, JOHN, Revere 728 127 

Died February 8, 1898. 

Mcculloch, ALMIRON JUDSON, Savoy Centre . . . 10427 1477 
Great-grandson of Joseph McCuUoch. 

MACDONOUGH, RODNEY, Boston 8617 11 17 

Mcduffie, JOHN, Cambridge 12246 1 771 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Jones. 

MacDUFFIE, JOHN, Springfield 12247 1772 

Great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Jones. 

McELWAIN, CHARLES CHURCH, Springfi.eld .... 12075 '^75o 
Great-great-grandson of Uriah Church. 

McGLENEN, EDWARD WEBSTER, Boston 5141 741 

McGLENEN, HARRY JARRETT, Boston 5235 835 

MACKINTOSH, RICHARDS BRYANT, Peabody . . . 8936 121 1 
Great-grandson of John Sherman. 
Great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Battle. 

McLACHLAN, HENRY ALEXANDER, Chelsea . . . .11851 1701 
Great-grandson of Ephraim Alley. 



%m of O^cinfier^. 87 

McMASTER, CHARLES, Hadley .11049 1624 

Son of Joshua McMaster. 

McMASTER, JOHN, Springfield 10975 1600 

Son of Joshua McMaster. 

MacMURRAY, JOHN CALVIN, Worcester 11 162 1637 

Great-grandson of John Warner. 
Great-grandson of Jesse Murray. 

MacMURRAY, LESLIE ARNOLD, Webster City, Iowa . 12056 1731 
Great-grandson of John Warner. 
Great-grandson of Jesse Murray. 

MAGOUN, AARON BUZZELL, Roxbury 10959 1584 

Son of Josiah Magoun. 

MAGOUN, THATCHER, Concord 9066 1291 

MAHONY, WALTER LEONARD, Taunton 10625 1549 

Great-grandson of Timothy Mahony. 

MALOON, SOLON HUNTINGTON, Somerville .... 958 358 

MANDELL, SAMUEL PIERCE, Boston 10763 1563 

Grandson of Moses Mandell. 
Great-grandson of Paul Mandell. 

MANNING, JOHN HENRY, Pittsfield 10204 1454 

Great-grandson of Linus Parker. 
Great-great-grandson of Gideon Gunn. 
Great-great-grandson of James Hubbard. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Daniel Hubbard. 

MANSFIELD, CHARLES FRANCIS, Wakefield .... 7293 993 
Great-grandson of William Mansfield. 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Mansfield. 
Great-grandson of James Johnson. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Gardner. 
Great-great-grandson of Abraham Farwell. 
Great-great-grandson of Jacob Robinson. 
Great-great-grandson of Tobias Oakman. 
Great-great-great-grandson of John Thurston. 

MANSFIELD, DANIEL GARDNER, West Medford . . 8996 1246 
Great-grandson of James Johnson. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Gardner. 
Great-great-grandson of Abraham Farwell. 
Great-great-grandson of Jacob Robinson. 
Great-great-grandson of Tobias Oakman. 
Great-great-great-grandson of John Thurston. 



88 ^ons of tl)e Stmcrican itcbolution. 

MANSFIELD, STANLEY ALLAN, Wakefield 5241 841 

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Sawyer. 
. Great-great-grandson of Abraham Hobbs. 
Great-great-grandson of William Newhall. 
Great-great-grandson of William Mansfield. 
Great-great-grandson of James Johnson. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Daniel Mansfield. 
Great-great-great-great-grandson of William Reed. 

MARBLE, JEROME, Worcester 8558 1058 

MARBLE, JOHN P., Worcester 10589 15 14 

Son of Thaddeus Marble. 

MARION, HORACE EUGENE, Brighton 5104 704 

MARION, OTIS HUMPHREY, Allston 4914 514 

MARSH, FRANCIS, Dedham 8520 1020 

MARSH, HENRY DANIEL, Springfield 9849 1399 

Great-grandson of Job Allyn. 

MARSH, JAMES MORRILL, Lynn 9062 1287 

MARSHALL, DANIEL OAKES, Gloucester 51 19 719 

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Giles, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Thomas Giles, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of James Collins. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Davis. 

MARSHALL, ERNEST CLIFTON, Charlestown .... 8993 1243 

MARSHALL, JOHN KNOX, Brookline 11855 1705 

Great-great-grandson of William McClean, Junior. 
MARSTON, GEORGE HARRISON, Lowell 9039 1264 

MARSTON, JOSEPH NORRIS, Lowell 10960 1585 

Great-grandson of John Marston. 
Great-great-grandson of Jonathan Moulton. 

MARTIN, ALBERT WHITTIER, Jamaica Plain .... 8644 1144 

MARTIN, FRANCIS COFFIN, Roxbury 897 297 

MARTIN, SAMUEL THORNDIKE PEIRCE, Boston . 4932 532 

MARTIN, WALDO ALLEN, Milton 8655 1155 

MASON, FRANK HOLDEN, North Clarendon, Vermont . 9253 1303 

MASSEY, DUDLEY ALDEN, Danvers 7255 955 

Died June 28, 1897. 



%iBt of ^anbcv^. 89 

MASSEY, HORACE ANDREW, Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire 8537 1037 

MAXWELL, ARTHUR A., Jamaica Plain 5267 867 

MAY, HENRY ASHLEY, Roslindale 10152 1427 

Great-grandson of Mark Stacey. 
Great-grandson of Nehemiah May. 

MAYHEW, MATTHEW ALLEN, Boston 10151 1426 

Died January i, 1899, 

MAYNARD. HERBERT FULLER, Boston 11320 1670 

Great-grandson of Nathan Warren. 

MEAD, JULIAN AUGUSTUS, Watertown 7211 911 

MEAD, OLIVER WARREN, West Acton 5058 658 

MELCHER, LEWIS MUNROE, United States Revenue 

Cutter Service, Washington, D.C 996 396 

MERRIAM, FRANK, Boston 5217 817 

MERRIAM, JOHN McKINSTRY, South Framingham . . 5229 829 

MERRIAM, OTIS, Chelsea 10602 1527 

Great-grandson of Amos Lawrence. 

MERRILL, CHARLES AMOS, Worcester 8621 1121 

MERRILL, FRANK MARSH, Lowell ....... 5285 885 

MERRITT. WALTER HOWARD, Lynn 909 309 

MESERVE, CHARLES ALBERT, Boston 10586 151 1 

Great-great-grandson of Clement Meserve. 

MILLER, CHARLES HENRY, Natick 8992 1242 

MILLER. EDWIN CHILD, Boston 4994 5017 

Great-great-grandson of Daniel Kinnicutt. 

MILLER, THOMAS, Somerv-iUe 5060 660 

MILLETT, JOSHUA HOWARD, Maiden 729 128 

MITCHELL, EDWIN VINALD, Medfield 5034 634 

MITCHELL, GEORGE EDWIN, Chelsea 11514 1689 

Great-grandson of Samuel Belcher. 

MITCHELL, WILMOT WADSWORTH, Medfield . . . 5035 635 
Great-great-grandson of Jedediah Phips. 

MOFFETT, DARIUS LANDEN VIGUS, Boston . . .11520 1695 
Great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Nelson, Junior. 



90 ^ons of tl)c Stnimcan ittbolutian. 

MOODY, BENJAMIN, Concord 8576 1076 

MOODY, EDWARD FRANCIS, Camden, New Jersey . . 738 137 

MOODY. EDWARD FRANCIS. Junior, Chicago, Illinois . 739 138 
Died January 13, 1898. 

MOODY, NICHOLAS HARRIS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 740 139 

MOORE, FREDERIC MYGATT. Boston 8522 1022 

MOORE, GEORGE BATES. Boston 734 133 

MORGAN, CHARLES LINCOLN, Jamaica Plain . . . 7213 913 

MORGAN, GEORGE HENRY, Newton 4847 447 

MORRILL, SAMUEL, Boston 12226 1751 

Great-great-great-grandson of Jeduthan Richardson. 

MORRIS, EDWARD FRANKLIN, Monson 8950 1225 

MORROW, CHARLES HARVEY, Gloucester 4994 594 

MORSE, EDWIN TIMOTHY, Charlestown 7216 916 

MORSE, GLENN TILLEY, Cambridge 10426 1476 

Great-great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Steele. 
Great-great-grandson of Philip Morse. 

MOSELEY, CHARLES BAILEY, Dorchester 7244 944 

MOSELEY, FREDERICK CLARK, Dorchester .... 5232 832 

MOSELEY, HAROLD PHELPS. Westfield 9261 131 1 

MOSELEY, JOHN GRAHAM, Boston 5064 664 

Great-great-grandson of Stiles Curtiss. 

MOTLEY. THOMAS LAWRENCE, Groton 5131 731 

Great-grandson of Amasa Davis. 

MOULTON, BEVERLY SANBORN, Charlestown ... 742 141 

MUDGE, ALFRED, Boston 9256 1306 

MUDGE, ARTHUR BARTLETT. Lynn 8570 1070 

MUDGE, AUGUSTUS, Danvers 8545 1045 

Resigned April, 1899. 

MULLIKEN, HARRY SANDERSON, Perth Amboy, New 

Jersey 9830 1380 

Great-grandson of Elijah Sanderson. 

MUNROE, ALBERT DODGE, Roxbur}- 9496 1371 

Great-grandson of Nathan Munroe. 



Hist of £©nTibcr0\ 91 

MUNROE, ALFRED, Concord 4848 448 

Great-grandson of Thomas Greenough. 

MUNROE, CHARLES WILLIAM. Cambridge 959 359 



NAGLE, FRANK LINCOLN, Newtonville 9489 1364 

Great-grandson of Philip Nagle. 

NASH, ARTHUR IRVING, Springfield 9499 1374 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Gushing. 
Great-grandson of Noah Nash. 
Great-great-grandson of James Briggs, Junior. 

NASH, HERBERT, Boston 9498 1373 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Gushing. 
Great-grandson of Noah Nash. 
Great-great-grandson of James Briggs, Junior. 

NASH, NATHANIEL GUSHING, Cambridge 9497 1372 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Gushing. 
Great-grandson of Noah Nash. 
Great-great-grandson of James Briggs, Junior. 

NASON, WALDO EDWARDS, New York City, New York, 9269 1319 

NEAL, WILLIAM HENRY, Cambridge 5198 798 

NEALE, ELISHA JOHN, Lowell 8699 1199 

Great-grandson of John Sutliff. 

NESMITH, CHARLES IRVING, Reading 9488 1363 

Great-grandson of Robert Dinsmoor. 

NESMITH, SAxMUEL MARTIN, Brighton 9487 1362 

Grandson of Robert Dinsmoor. 

NEWCOMB, ARTHUR EUGENE, Ware 8610 iiro 

Great-great-grandson of Jonathan Foster. 
Great-great-grandson of Jeduthan Rice. 
Great-great-grandson of Amos Call. 

NEWCOMB, ARTHUR WILBUR, Quincy 745 144 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Allison. 

NEWCOMB, FRANK HAMILTON, United States Revenue 

Cutter Service 8636 1136 

NEWCOMB, HARRY HOWARD, Boston 4995 595 

NEWCOMB, HERBERT HARRIS, Quincy 747 146 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Allison. 



92 J)on^ of tf)c Slmmcan JUrtoIution* 

NEWCOMB, RAYMOND LEE, Salem 8691 1191 

NEWELL, HOWARD NELSON, Springfield 4999 599 

NEWELL, JOHN CURTIS BIGELOW, Springfield . . 4996 596 
Grandson of Aaron Bigelovv. 

NEWELL, NELSON CYRUS, Springfield 4998 598 

NEWELL, WILLIAM CHANDLER, Springfield .... 4997 597 

NEWELL, WILLIAM CRABB, Winchester 748 147 

Great-great-grandson of John Stark. 
NEWHALL, CHARLES LYMAN, Southbridge .... 746 145 

Great-grandson of Samuel Hooker. 

NEWTON, EDWARD BARTLETT, Winthrop .... 4870 470 

NEWTON, JOHN CALVIN, Elmwood 743 142 

Grandson of John Lebourneau. 

NICHOLS, ANDREW, North Danvers 8514 1014 

Grandson of Andrew Nichols. 

NICHOLS, FRANCIS ALANSON, Lowell 930 330 

Great-grandson of Jonathan Nichols. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Durant. 
Great-grandson of Peter Hazeltine. 
Great-great-grandson of Zebadiah Buck. 
Great-great-grandson of Hugh Jones. 

NICHOLS, GEORGE KING, Grafton 11858 1708 

Great-grandson of John King. 
Great-grandson of Moses Nichols. 

NICHOLS, GEORGE LESLIE, West Somerville .... 10205 1455 
Great-great-grandson of Adna Bates. 
Great-great-grandson of Abel Perry, Senior. 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Nichols, Junior, 
Great-great-great-grandson of Richard Sanger. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Bates. 

NICHOLS, MELVILLE SHEPARD, Lynn 8547 1047 

NICHOLS, RICHARD JOHNSON, Lynn 893 293 

NICKERSON, HERMAN, North Cambridge 8997 1247 

NICKERSON, PHILIP TILLINGHAST, Boston .... 8929 1204 

Great-great-grandson of Josiah Smith. 
NICKERSON, STEPHEN WESTCOTT, Boston .... 9033 1258 

Great-great-grandson of Josiah Smith. 

NILES, HORACE LATHROP, Springfield 11684 1714 

Great-grandson of Obadiah Eastman, Second. 



Hi^t of ^tmhtt^. 93 

NOBLE, WILLIAM HENRY CLIFTON, Boston ... 744 143 

NORCROSS, GRENVILLE ROWLAND, Boston . . . 5175 775 

NORRIS, JOHN OSCAR, Melrose 5076 676 

NORTH, EDWARD COLLINS, Newark, New Jersey . . 11683 1713 
Great-grandson of Oliver Dickinson. 

NOYES, ELMER WHITING, Whitman 8564 1064 

NOYES, EUGENE, Amesbury 12063 1738 

Great-grandson of John Noyes. 
Great-great-grandson of Samuel Larkin. 

NOYES, HARRY RICHMOND, Boston 5066 666 

Membership ceased. 

NOYES, RUFUS KING, Boston 11041 1616 

Great-grandson of Joseph Noyes. 
Great-great-grandson of Humphrey Noyes. 

NUTTER, CHARLES PEARY, Maiden 11515 1690 

Great-great-grandson of John Moore. 

NUTTER, ISAAC NEWTON, East Bridgewater .... 910 310 
Great-grandson of Bethia Orr. 

NUTTING, GEORGE HALE, South Boston 4977 577 

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Barrett. 

NYE, CHARLES EDWARD, West Medford 4905 505 

NYE, NATHANIEL F., Auburndale 9064 1289 

NYE, WILLARD, Junior, New Bedford 4968 568 



OAKMAN, HENRY PHILLIPS, Neponset 750 149 

OBER, JOSEPH EDWIN, West Medford 5284 884 

ODELL, WILLIAM HERRICK LOVETT, Chelsea . . . 10445 1495 
Great-great-grandson of Joseph Lovett, Second. 

ORCUTT, FRANK EDWARD, Melrose 997 397 

ORNE, JOEL STONE, Cambridgeport 868 268 

OTIS, EDWARD OSGOOD, Boston 7224 924 

OTIS, HORACE WASHBURN, Watertown 10764 1564 

Great-grandson of Abijah Greenwood. 
Great-great-grandson of Roland Litchfield. 



94 ^on^ of tl)c Stmerican ftcbolution. 

OTIS, WARD MARSHALL, Watertown 10765 1565 

Great-grandson of Abijah Greenwood. 
Great-grandson of Roland Litchfield. 



PAGE, CHARLES ALBERT, Melrose 4913 513 

PAGE, CHARLES FELLOWS, Springfield 4851 451 

Resigned September, 1897. 

PAGE, CYRUS ANDREW, Boston 5247 847 

Died May 10, 1898. 

PAGE, FRANK DWTGHT, Fitchburg 8698 1198 

PAGE, LOUIS COUES, Brookline 4852 452 

PAIGE, ONIAS, Taunton 10752 1552 

Great-grandson of Benjamin Smith. 

PAINE, DAVID, Cambridge 4972 572 

Died February 2, 1898. 

PAINE, ROBERT TREAT, Boston 5212 812 

PALFREY, ROBERT BATES, Boston 5256 856 

PALMER, CHARLES DANA, Lowell 5230 830 

PALMER, HAROLD PAYSON, Somerville 11321 1671 

Great-great-grandson of Joseph Palmer. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Stephen Palmer. 

PALMER, MOSES POORE, Groton 756 155 

PARKER, AUGUSTUS, Roxbury 7256 956 

PARKER, CHARLES EDWIN, Holden 998 398 

PARKER, CHARLES HENRY, West Medford 4908 508 

PARKER, CHARLES LINCOLN, Maiden 5218 818 

PARKER, CHARLES SCHOFF, Boston 5200 800 

PARKER, CHARLES WALLINGFORD, Boston .... 5053 653 

PARKER, EDWARD LUDLOW, Arlington 10766 1566 

Great-grandson of Hananiah Parker. 

PARKER, FRANK CARLTON, Holden 978 378 

PARKER, FREDERICK SYRENO, Pittsfield 10751 1551 

Grandson of Linus Parker. 
Great-grandson of James Hubbard. 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Hubbard. 
Great-grandson of Gideon Gunn. 



aii^t of ^tmhtvg. 95 

PARKER, GEORGE STEARNS, Watertown 10153 1428 

Great-great-grandson of Abijah Parker, Senior. 
Great-great-grandson of William Barker. 
Great-great-grandson of Isaac Woods. 
Great-grandson of David Emery Boynton. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Adams. 

PARKER, GORDON, Woburn 8516 1016 

PARKER, HERMAN, Boston 5199 799 

PARKER, HORACE BARRY, Newtonville 10604 1529 

Great-grandson of Ebenezer Parker. 

PARKER, JABEZ PRATT, Maiden 4819 419 

PARKER, JOHN C., Lowell 7223 923 

Resigned April, 1898. 

PARKER, JOHN LORD, Lynn 940 340 

PARKER, MONTGOMERY DAVIS, United States Army . 4944 544 

PARKER, MOSES GREELEY, Lowell 4978 57^ 

Grandson of Peter Parker. 
Great-grandson of Kendall Parker. 

PARKER, PERCY, Lowell 4959 559 

PARKER, PETER, Framingham 5127 727 

Great-great-grandson of John Parker. 
Great-great-grandson of Noah Eaton. 
Great-grandson of Aaron Murdock. 
Great-great-grandson of Nathan Webster, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Nathan Webster, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Isaac Clifford. 

PARKER, ROSS, Boston 5201 801 

PARKER, SIMON BAILEY, Springfield 5092 692 

PARKER, THEODORE EDSON, Junior, Lowell . . . 5233 833 

PARKER, W^ALTER EDWARD, Lawrence 5 114 714 

PARSONS, CHARLES SUMNER, Boston 5297 897 

Great-great-great-grandson of Benjamin Tarr, Junior. 

PARSONS, CLARENCE TIBBETTS, Arlington .... 8529 1029 
Great-great-great-grandson of Benjamin Tarr, Junior. 

PARSONS, SAMUEL BLOOMFIELD, Worcester ... 960 360 

PARSONS, WILLIAM DUNNING, East Milton .... 8501 looi 
Great-great-great-grandson of Benjamin Tarr, Junior 



96 ^m^ of tl)e 3lmcrican iScboIutton. 

PARSONS, WILLIAM EMERSON, Gloucester .... 5120 720 

PARTRIDGE, FRANCIS CHANDLER, Newton .... 9375 1350 
Great-great-grandson of Joshua Partridge, Junior, 
Great-great-great-grandson of Joshua Partridge, Senior. 
Great-great-grandson of Samuel Partridge. 
Great-great-great-grandson of William Billings, Senior. 
Great-great-grandson of William Billings, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Capen. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Elisha Allen. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Cumings. 

PARTRIDGE, WILLIAM HENRY, Newton 4803 403 

Great-grandson of Ezekiel Capen. 
Great-great-grandson of Elisha Allen. 
Great-great-grandson of Samuel Cumings. 

PATTEE, MOSES, Watertown 11324 1674 

Great-grandson of Samuel Howard. 

PAULINT, JULIUS JOSEPH, LoweU 10450 1500 

Great-grandson of Antoine Paulint. 

PAULINT, LUCIUS FRANCIS, Lowell 9040 1265 

PEARSON, JOSEPH HIRAM STARR, East Boston . . 8S7 287 

PEARSON, WILLIAM HENRY, Roxbury 752 151 

PECK, DONELSON MESSER, Pittsfield 10206 1456 

Great-great-grandson of David Poor. 
Great-grandson of Thomas Lewis. 
Great-great-grandson of Andrew Lewis. 

PEIRCE, EDWIN FRANCIS, Chelsea 11042 1617 

Great-grandson of James Work. 

PEIRCE, HERMAN WINTHROP, East Billerica . . . . 9028 1253 

PEIRCE, ISAAC NEWTON, Melrose 9273 1323 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Prentiss. 

PEIRCE, JOHN PAYSON 5078 678 

Died May 14, 1898. 

PEIRCE, THOMAS WILLIAM, Boston 753 152 

PENDERGAST, GEORGE HENRY, Charlesto\vn . . . 11322 1672 
Great-great-grandson of Jeremiah Dearborn. 



Hi^t of St^emfier^. 97 

PENNIMAN, GEORGE WALLACE, Southbridge . . . 10626 1550 
Great-grandson of Silas Penniman. 
Great-grandson of Oliver Wentworth. 
Great-great-grandson of David Winfield. 
Great-great-grandson of Robert Swan. 
Great-great-grandson of William Curtis, Senior. 
Great-grandson of William Curtis, Junior. 
Great-grandson of William Billings, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of William Billings, Senior. 

PERKINS, EDWARD AUGUSTUS, Dorchester .... 7267 967 

PERKINS, HAMILTON LUZERNE, Haverhill .... 9000 1250 

PERKINS, NATHANIEL PORTER, Wenham .... 10155 1430 
Great-grandson of Isaac Porter. 

PERKINS, THOMAS CRAFTS, Brockton 4959 559 

Died November 21, 1898. 

PERKINS, WILLIAM HENRY, Gloucester 8631 1131 

PETERSON, JACOB J. S., Waltham 5202 802 

PETERSON, WILLIAM ESROM, Waltham 8948 1223 

PETTINGELL, FRANK HERVEY, Colorado Springs, Col- 
orado . . . . 11521 1696 

Great-grandson of Josiah Pettingell. 

PEW, JOHN JAMES, Gloucester 10428 1478 

Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Tarr. 
Great-grandson of Job Tarr. 

PHELPS, THOMAS STOWELL, Washington, D.C. ... 766 165 

PHILBRICK, CALEB, Lowell 10753 1553 

Great-grandson of Jonathan Philbrick. 

PHILBROOK, FREDERICK BACON, Jamaica Plain . . 4850 450 

PHILBROOK, HIRAM ALFRED, Middletown, Connecticut 4866 466 

PHILLIPS, LOUIS AGASSIZ, Boston 8647 1147 

PIERCE, CHARLES QUINCY, Watertown 8995 1245 

PIERCE, GEORGE FRANCIS, Dorchester 938 338 

PIERCE, HENRY LILLIE, Dorchester 9073 1298 

Died December 17, 1896. 

PIERCE, JAMES WALKER, Quincy 8926 1201 

PIERCE, ROSCOE, Chelsea 9850 1400 

Great-great-grandson of Ephraim Chase. 



98 ^ona of tl)t Stmmcan l!!ebolution» 

PIKE, TRUE, Salisbur)- 7228 928 

PILLSBURY, LUTHER BATCHELDER, Somerville . . 11301 1651 
Great-grandson of Caleb Pillsbuiy. 

PINGREE, DAVID, Wenham 8681 1181 

PINKERTON, GEORGE FRANCIS, Roxbury 8939 1214 

POLLARD, ARTHUR GAYTON, Lowell 10754 1554 

Great-grandson of Joseph Smith, 

POLLARD, HARRY GILMORE, Lowell 10961 1586 

Great-great-grandson of Joseph Smith. 

POOL, WELLINGTON, Wenham 764 163 

Great-grandson of Benjamin Tarr, Junior, 

POOLE, ARTHUR FITCH, Peabody 8979 1229 

Resigned April, 1898, 

POPE, ALEXANDER, Boston 5072 672 

POPE, HENRY DURFEE, Dorchester 1000 400 

Grandson of Nathaniel Pope. 

POPE, IRA PRESTON, Danvers 8519 1019 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Pope. 

POPE, IVORY HOVEY, West Somerville 754 i53 

POPE, WILLIAM CARROLL, Dorchester 5073 673 

PORTER, FRANK KENDALL, Waltham 5266 866 

PORTER, GEORGE E., Hamilton 10154 1429 

Great-great-grandson of Isaac Porter. 

PORTER, JOHN WELCH, Danvers 8543 1043 

Membership ceased. 

PORTER, LINN BOYD, Cambridge 1 1860 1710 

Grandson of Elijah Porter. 

PORTER, NATHANIEL 7296 996 

Died November 3, 1897. 

POTTER, BRIGGS E., Watertown 11302 1652 

Great-grandson of Jabez Denison. 

POTTER, WILLIAM HENRY, Watertown 11 303 1653 

Great-grandson of Jabez Denison. 

POWERS, JAMES L., Maiden 770 169 

PRATT, ABNER KINGMAN, Newton Centre 10165 1440 

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Shaw. 

PRATT, DEXTER, Melrose 9490 1365 

Grandson of Benjamin Tirrell. 



%x$t of 9^tmbn^. 99 

PRATT, EDWARD BIGLEY, Hingham 8643 1143 

PRATT, GEORGE, Danvers Centre 10588 1513 

Great-grandson of Ephraim Pratt. 
Great-grandson of Amos Tapley. 
Great-grandson of Simon Mudge. 
Great-grandson of Silas Merriam, 

PRATT, HERMAN WASHINGTON, Chelsea 10603 1528 

Great-grandson of Daniel Pratt. 

PRATT, JOHN FRANK, Chelsea 4802 402 

Died September 5, 1897. 

PRATT, ROBERT MARION, Boston 4801 401 

PRATT, WILLIAM LEE, Melrose 8941 1216 

PRAY, CHARLES DANE, Dorchester 9263 131 3 

PRESCOTT, CHARLES WALDO, Concord 10156 1431 

Great-grandson of Josiah Barker. 

PRESCOTT, ROYAL BLOOD, Nashua, New Hampshire . 763 162 
Resigned October, 1898. 

PRESTON, CHARLES HENRY, Danvers 8530 1030 

PRICHARD, EDWARD AUGUSTUS, Chelsea . . . .11163 1638 
Great-grandson of William Prichard. 

PRIEST, BENJAMIN SIDNEY, Watertown 11043 1618 

Great-grandson of Philemon Priest. 

PRIEST, GEORGE WESLEY, Watertown 11044 1619 

Great-grandson of Philemon Priest. 

PROCTER, WILLIAM ALLEN, Gloucester 7246 946 

PULSIFER, WILLIAM HENRY, Newton Centre .... 5090 690 

PUMPHREY, FRANK R., Jamaica Plain 8619 11 19 

PUNDERSON, JAMES HYATT, Stockbridge 12064 i739 

Great-great-grandson of James Mellen. 

PUTNAM, ALFRED PORTER, Danvers 765 164 

Great-grandson of Edmund Putnam. 

PUTNAM, EBEN, Danvers 875 275 

Resigned April, 1898. 

PUTNAM, EDWARD FLOYD, Chelsea 8546 1046 

PUTNAM, SAMUEL HENRY, Worcester 4831 431 



100 ^0110 of ti^t 3lmmcan lUcbolution. 

QUINCY, EDWARD AUGUSTUS, Allston 11325 1675 

Great-great-grandson of Lemuel Billings. 

QUINCY, JOSIAH, Boston 8646 1146 



RAND, EDWARD AUGUSTUS, Watertown 11304 1654 

Grandson of Thomas Rand. 
Great-grandson of James Kennard. 

RANDALL, CHARLES STURTEVANT, New Bedford . . 5183 783 

RANDALL, WILLIAM PRITCHARD. New Bedford . . 4937 537 

RAWSON, JOHN MARBLE, East Douglas 962 362 

Great-great-grandson of David Draper. 

RAYMOND, FRAxNKLIN FREEBORN, Boston .... 785 184 

RAYNES, MORTIMER LIVINGSTON, Portsmouth, New 

Hampshire 9951 1401 

Great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Kennard. 

READ, ROBERT LITTLE, Lowell 11 164 1639 

Grandson of William Read. 

READ, WILLIAM ARTHUR, Lowell 9035 1260 

READE, HARRY, Lowell 4973 573 

READE, PHILIP, United States Army 4966 566 

REED, EBEN WILDER FARLEY, Boston 12065 I740 

Great-grandson of Andrew Reed, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Andrew Reed, Senior. 

REED, GEORGE HOWARD 7245 945 

Transferred to Empire State Societ}^ December. 1896. 

REED, HAMMON, Lexington 787 186 

REED, REUBEN LAW, South Acton 912 312 

Great-great-grandson of William Reed, First. 
Great-great-great-grandson of William Reed, Second. 

REED, WILLIAM BRECKENRIDGE, Westfield . . . .11856 1706 
Great-great-grandson of Timothy Paige. 
Great-great-grandson of William Breckenridge. 
Great-great-grandson of Richard Durfee. 

REED, WILLIAM HOWELL, Boston 5158 758 

REMICK, JOHN ANTHOxMY, Boston 7252 952 

REVERE, PAUL, Bridgewater 4987 587 

Resigned April, 1898. 



Iti0t of £l?cm6er^, 101 

REYNOLDS, HENRY RUSSELL, Dorchester 10606 1531 

Son of Grindall Reynolds. 

RICE, FRANCIS HENRY, Worcester 5128 728 

RICE. FRANK ALMAN, Boston 5272 872 

RICE, FRANK HUBERT, Allston 7210 910 

RICE, GEORGE MAURY, Worcester 10579 1504 

Great-grandson of Thomas Lewis. 
Great-great-grandson of Elijah Rice, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Elijah Rice, Junior. 

RICE, RICHARD WELLS, Springfield 11048 1623 

Great-grandson of Charles Colton. 

RICH, GEORGE HENRY, Lynn 8560 1060 

Died March 18, 1897. 

RICH, OBADIAH, Chelsea 11502 1677 

Great-great-grandson of Daniel Forbes. 

RICHARDS, DAVID ELMER, Maiden 10605 I530 

Great-grandson of Joseph Tapley. 
Great-great-grandson of Gilbert Tapley. 

RICHARDS, JOHN BION, Fall River 5068 668 

RICHARDS, WILLIAM DOUGLAS, Winchester .... 931 331 

RICHARDSON, ALPHEUS AUGUSTUS, South Boston . 942 342 

RICHARDSON, CHARLES EDWARD, Cambridge . . . 12248 1773 
Great-grandson of Asa Richardson. 
Great-grandson of Ebenezer Owen. 

RICHARDSON, EDWARD F., South Acton 773 172 

RICHARDSON, FRANCIS ALLEN, Cambridge . . . .11501 1676 
Great-great-grandson of William Richardson, 
Great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Hodsdon (or Hodgdon). 
Great-great-great-grandson of John Joslin. 

RICHARDSON, FRANK POWERS, Woburn 7215 915 

Membership ceased. 

RICHARDSON, GEDNEY KING, Boston 5116 716 

RICHARDSON, GEORGE ELIOT, Wellesley Hills . . . 8612 1112 
Great-grandson of Ebenezer Owen. 

RICHARDSON, HENRY ARNOLD, Concord 784 183 

RICHARDSON, JOHN WINSLOW, W^inchester .... 8994 1244 
RICHARDSON, LOUIS GREY, Chicago 774 I73 



102 



jf^ons of tl)c American ftcbolution. 



RICHARDSON, REUBEN LEE, Boston 

RICHARDSON, WILLIAM ADAMS 

Died October 19, 1896. 

RICHMOND, CLINTON QUACKENBUSH, North Adams 
Great-grandson of Edward Richmond. 

RICHMOND, THOMAS WILLIAM, North Adams . . . 
Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Bosworth. 
Great-great-grandson of William Potter. 
Great-great-grandson of Stephen Brayton. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Bosworth. 
Great-great-grandson of Nathan Hack. 
Great-great-grandson of Christopher Mason, Junior. 

RICKER, CLINTON ATWOOD, Cambridgeport .... 
Great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Ricker. 

RICKER, EVERETT WILDER, Jamaica Plain 

RICKER, JAMES WILLIAM, Jamaica Plain . 

RIDDLE, CHARLES W., Boston 

RIDEOUT, AMOS WOODBURY, Boston . . 

RING, ETHAN CRANDALL, Melrose . . . 
Died September 18, 1898. 

RIPLEY, HENRY LOUIS, United States Army 

RIPLEY, JAMES HUNTINGTON, Springfield 
Great-great-grandson of Andrew Huntington. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Jabez Huntington 

RIPLEY, WINFIELD SCOTT, Junior, W^akefield 

RIVERS, CHARLES CHURCH, Chelsea . . . 
Great-grandson of Seth Vose. 

ROADS, SAMUEL, Marblehead ...... 



8578 


1078 


928 


328 


9373 


134S 


10157 


1432 



10962 1587 



ROAK, MILLBURY FRANKLIN, Boston . . 
Great-grandson of Martin Rourk. 
Great-grandson of James Wagg. 
Great-grandson of Isaac Davis. 

ROBBINS, HERBERT STEWART, Allston . 
Great-great-grandson of David Carlisle. 
Great-great-grandson of Jeremiah Robbins. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Phillip Robbins. 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Steward, 
Great-great-grandson of John Morey. 



5164 


764 


5257 


857 


7217 


917 


9352 


1327 


888 


288 


925 


325 


4930 


530 


5019 


619 


10159 


1434 


7270 


970 


10158 


1433 



9953 1403 



%i^t of ^txtibtt^. 103 

ROBINSON, FRANCIS WALTER, Dorchester .... 8998 1248 

ROBINSON, JOHN, Salem 8667 1167 

Great-grandson of Israel Dodge. 

ROE, ALFRED SEELYE, Worcester 882 282 

ROELOFSON, WILLIAM FREDERICK EUGENE, Allston 899 299 

ROGERS, ALLAN, Gloucester 941 341 

Resigned April, 1899. 

ROGERS, CHARLES STODDARD, Chelsea 4884 484 

ROGERS, JACOB C, Second, Salem 8531 1031 

ROGERS, WILLIAM HENRY, NewtonviUe 10581 1506 

Great-grandson of Asa Rogers. 

ROOT, HENRY ALLEN, Pittsfield 10756 1556 

Great-grandson of Oliver Root. 

ROOT, SAMUEL HENRY, Boston 4853 453 

ROPES, CHARLES F., Salem 8634 1134 

ROSSITER, JOSEPH, East Boston 9952 1402 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Jones. 

ROWE, GEORGE HOWARD MALCOLM, Boston . . . 5070 670 

ROWELL, ROLAND, Manchester, New Hampshire . . . 7271 971 

ROWLAND, LYMAN SIBLEY, Lee 10207 1457 

Great-grandson of John Sibley. 
Great-grandson of Elisha Putnam. 

RUDE, EDWIN GILBERT, Springfield 10429 1479 

Great-grandson of Lewis Gilbert. 

RUGGLES, HENRY STODDARD, Wakefield 889 289 

Great-grandson of Phineas Kingsley. 

RUSSELL, FRANKLIN EDGAR, Boston 8506 1006 

RUSSELL, HENRY OLIVER, Marlboro 781 180 

RUSSELL, WILLIE MARTIN, Watertown (life member) . 7269 969 



SABIN, NATHAN HENRY, Williamstown 807 206 

SAHUNE, PAUL DE, Paris, France 5185 785 

SALMON, STEPHEN DECATUR, Somerville 812 211 

SAMPSON, WALTER SCOTT, Boston 7253 953 

SAMPSON, WILLARD LINCOLN, Newton 8565 1065 



104 ^011^5 of tl)e Stmcrican ilcbolution^ 

SANDERSON, HOWARD KENDALL, Lynn 8641 1141 

SARGENT, ADDISON GROSS, Newton 5222 822 

Transferred from District of Columbia Society. 

SAUNDERS, CHARLES HICKS, Cambridge 601 i 

SAVAGE, JAMES FRANCIS, Lowell 4865 465 

Great-great-grandson of Nathaniel Woodman. 

SAWIN, GEORGE, Newton 11 503 1678 

Great-great-grandson of Eliphalet Sawin. 

SAWTELL, WILLIAM HENRY, Milton 4957 557 

SAWYER, ARTHUR WILKINSON, Boston 8601 iioi 

SAWYER, CHARLES CROSLEY, Kittery, Maine . . . 7280 980 

SAWYER, EZRA THOMAS, Easthampton 5257 877 

Died September 29, 1897. 

SAWYER, SAMUEL LAMSON, Danvers 8627 11 27 

SAWYER, TIMOTHY THOMPSON, Boston 4821 421 

SCOTT, JOSEPH FRANCIS, Concord Junction .... 5292 892 

SEAMANS, FRANK MANNING, Brookline 923 323 

SEAVER, CHARES MORSE, West Roxbury 10607 1532 

Great-grandson of Clement Sumner. 

SEAVER, FRANCIS ELIOT, Cambridge 5269 869 

SEAVER, JAMES EDWARD, Taunton 5147 747 

SESSIONS, WILLIAM ROBERT, Springfield 5014 614 

SHARP, ALFRED E., Whitman 5203 803 

SHATTUCK, EDWARD HORACE, Lowell (life member) . 8665 1165 

SHATTUCK, SIDNEY DOANE, Boston 501 1 611 

SHAW, ALEXANDER WASHBURN, North Raynham . 5056 656 

SHAW, CHARLES RUSSELL, North Cambridge . . . 5207 807 

SHAW, FREDERIC AUGUSTUS, Winthrop, Maine . . 5236 836 

SHAW, HENRY SOUTH WORTH, Boston ...... 9058 1283 

SHEAD, OLIVER WADSWORTH, Boston 11504 1679 

Great-grandson of Peleg Wadsworth. 

SHERMAN, CHARLES WINSLOW, Cambridge .... 9032 1257 

SHERMAN, FRANK M., West Newton 8928 1203 

SHORT, FRANK MANNING, Lowell 8676 1176 



Iti«5t of ^nti6er^. 105 

SHUTE, FRANK HENRY, Gloucester 9827 1377 

Great-grandson of James Story. 

SHUTE, THOMAS LORING, Watertown 10965 1590 

Great-great-grandson of Isaac Chenery. 

SIBLEY, EDWIN DAY, Somerville 5149 749 

SILVER, WALLACE SPENCELY, Roxbury 9826 1376 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Sweat. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Nickelson. 
Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Tower. 

SLEEPER, GEORGE THORNDIKE, Winthrop .... 11857 1707 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Clary. 
Great-great-grandson of Reuben Morse. 

SLOAN, DANIEL HENRY, Everett 7275 975 

SLOCUM, EDWARD TINKER, Pittsfield 10209 HSQ 

Great-grandson of Cephas Mills. 

SMITH, CHANNING, Cherry Valley 8661 1161 

Great-great-great-grandson of Benjamin Wallis. 

SMITH, CHARLES MELVIN WOODRUFF, Cambridge, 5294 894 
Great-great-grandson of Stephen Smith. 

SMITH, EDWARD FRANKLIN, Boston 9374 1349 

Great-grandson of Thomas Mayberry. 

SMITH, EDWIN GROSVENOR, East Boston 7233 933 

SMITH, EZRA ERNEST, Boston 4805 405 

SMITH, FRANK WARREN 5216 816 

Died January 6, 1898. 

SMITH, GEORGE GREG, Lynn 8696 1196 

SMITH, GEORGE HERBERT, Holyoke 914 314 

SMITH, GEORGE ORLANDO, Lexington 793 192 

SMITH, GILBERT HODSDON, Roxbury 8563 1063 

SMITH, HARVEY GUSHING, Gloucester 5228 828 

SMITH, HENRY FRANCIS, Junior, Concord .... 927 327 
Resigned November, 1896. 

SMITH, HENRY H., Holyoke 9029 1254 

SMITH, HERBERT P., East Boston 9955 1405 

Great-great-grandson of Luke Lombard. 

SMITH, HINSDALE, Springfield 8630 1130 

SMITH, LUKE, Acton 4880 480 



106 ^on^ of tl)t SLmcncan itcbolution^ 

SMITH, PETER, Andover 12066 1741 

Great-great-grandson of William Humphrey. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Benjamin Farnum. 

SMITH, WELLINGTON, Lee 10590 1515 

Great-grandson of Josiah Yale. 

SMITH, WILLIAM AUSTIN, Boston 4827 427 

SMITH, WILLIAM HENRY, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 10430 1480 
Great-grandson of Jonathan Knight. 

SMITH, WILLIAM LINCOLN, Concord ....... 892 292 

Membership ceased. 

SNOW, ELBRIDGE GERRY, Fitchburg 788 187 

SNOW, ELMER HEMAN, Chelsea 11522 1697 

Great-grandson of David Taylor. 
Great-great-grandson of Edmund Higgins. 
Great-great-grandson of Amos Knowles, Junior. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Solomon Pepper. 

SNOW, FRANK H., Greenfield 11026 1601 

Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Cunnabell. 

SNOW, WALTER BRADLEE, Watertown 10767 1567 

Great-great-grandson of David Bradlee. 
Great-great-grandson of Thomas Crafts. 
Great-great-grandson of Amos Knowles, Junior. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Solomon Pepper. 

SNYDER, WILLIS GORDON, North Adams 10431 1481 

Great-grandson of James Potter. 

SOULE, HENRY BISHOP, United States Nav)^ .... 11866 1716 
Great-grandson of Daniel Soule. 

SOUTHGATE, WALTER, Plymouth 8598 1098 

SPALDING, EDWARD LELAND, Webster 7276 976 

SPAULDING, JAMES HALVOR, Cambridge 5182 782 

SPAVIN, HENRY, Revere 10448 1498 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Sprague. 

SPEARE, ALDEN, Newton Centre 11852 1702 

Great-grandson of Moses Spear. 

SPEARE, STEPHEN LEWIS BATES, Newton .... 11853 1703 
Great-grandson of Moses Spear. 

SPOONER, ZEPHANIAH, Springfield 9954 1404 

Died July 20, 1897. 



%i^t of £l^ciTi6ct^. 107 

SPRAGUE, ALFRED W., Dorchester 8981 1231 

SPRAGUE, FRANK WILLIAM. Brookline 5088 688 

SPRAGUE, HERBERT LANGDON, North Chelmsford . .11027 1602 
Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Sprake (Sprague). 

SPRAGUE, PHINEAS WARREN, Maiden 7294 994 

Great-grandson of Charles Hill. 
Great-great-grandson of Samuel Waite, Third. 
Great-great-grandson of Phineas Sprague, Junior. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Waite, Junior. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Phineas Sprague, Senior. 

STACKPOLE. ELLSWORTH. Maiden 10160 1435 

Great-great-grandson of Charles Stackpole. 
Great-great-grandson of John Russell. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Pitkin. 

STAPLES, CARLTON ALBERT, Lexington 791 190 

STAPLES, HENRY BOWDITCH, Waltham 10210 1460 

Great-great-grandson of John Vinton. 

STAPLES, WALTER JAMES, East Boston 5204 804 

STARK, WILLIAM F., Cambridge 5239 839 

STEARNS, ALBERT HENRY, Boston 8628 1128 

STEARNS, ALBERT THOMAS, Neponset 8608 1108 

STEARNS, CHARLES EPHRAIM, Waltham 9500 1375 

Great-grandson of Joshua Stearns. 
Great-great-great-great-grandson of James Barrett. 
Great-great-grandson of Isaac Stearns. 

STEARNS, CHARLES KINMONTH, Boston .... 10441 1491 
Great-grandson of Silas Stearns. 

STEARNS, EPHRAIM, Waltham 10442 1492 

Grandson of Joshua Stearns. 
Great-grandson of Isaac Stearns. 

STEARNS, FREDERICK MAYNARD, Boston .... 8502 1002 

STEARNS, GEORGE MYRON, Chelsea 9372 1347 

Great-grandson of Jonathan Stearns. 
Great-grandson of Joseph Morse. 
Great-great-grandson of Phineas Bond. 

STEARNS, HENRY AUGUSTUS, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 5181 781 
Grandson of Edward Stearns. 

STEARNS, HENRY STUART, Salem 8990 1240 



108 M>on$ of ti^t Slmerican iSebolution. 

STEARNS, WILLIAM BRAMHALL, Boston 7230 930 

STEARNS, WILLIAM OAKMAN, Glens Falls, New York . 10440 1490 
Great-grandson of Silas Steams. 

STEPHENSON, LUTHER, Hingham Centre 5205 805 

STETSON, AMERICA EMERSON, Whitman 815 214 

Great-grandson of Seth Sturtevant. 

STETSON, JAMES H., Quincy 8675 1175 

STEVENS, EDMUND HORACE, Cambridge 5101 701 

STEVENS, GEORGE BECKWITH, Roxbury 4830 430 

STEVENS, GEORGE DANA, Maiden 7219 919 

STEVENS, GEORGE HURTER, Lowell 11045 1620 

Great-grandson of Daniel Kimball. 
Great-grandson of Benjamin Sawyer. 

STEVENS, SOLON WHITHED, Lowell 8983 1233 

STEVENSON, J. HENRY, East Boston 10161 1436 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Johnson. 
Great-grandson of Phineas Johnson. 

STEVENSON, JOHN McALLISTER, Pittsfield 808 207 

STEVENSON, WILLIAM CHIPMAN, Pittsfield .... 10208 1458 
Great-grandson of Timothy Fuller Chipman. 
Great-grandson of Marshall Newton. 
Great-great-grandson of Stephen Smith. 
Great-great-grandson of Thomas Chipman. 

STEWART, GEORGE SAWIN, Newton Highlands . . . 10963 1588 
Great-grandson of Isaac Parker. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Cobb. 
Great-great-grandson of David Carlisle. 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Steward. 
Great-great-grandson of John Morey. 

STOCKWELL, JOHN ALDEN, Boston 797 196 

STODDARD, ELMER L., Neponset 924 324 

Membership ceased. 

STODDARD, FRANCIS RUSSELL, Buffalo, New York . 5206 806 
Transferred to Empire State Society. 

STODDARD, HERBERT ROY, Dorchester 9371 1346 

Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Souther. 

STODDARD, PAUL WORRICK, Neponset 800 199 

STODDARD, WILLIAM A., Neponset 809 208 



%i0t of <It^nti6er^. 109 

STODDARD. WILLIAM JAMES, Neponset 802 201 

Grandson of James Stoddard. 

STODDER, CHARLES FREDERICK, Boston 5136 736 

STONE, ARTHUR KINGSBURY, Boston 7221 921 

STONE, CHARLES ALLEN, Springfield 9828 1378 

Great-great-grandson of Joseph Stebbins. 

STONE, CHARLES BRADLEY, West Acton 5046 646 

STONE, CHARLES EMERSOxN, Andover 7286 986 

STONE, HARLAN P., Springfield 8507 1007 

STONE, SEYMOUR HOWARD, Boston 9043 1268 

STORER, AMOS ROSCOE, Dorchester 796 195 

Resigned September, 1898. 

STORY, OLIVER HOWARD, Boston . . " 5126 726 

STOWE, CHARLES NOBLE, Brookline 5084 684 

STOWE, LUKE STEARNS, Springfield 4963 563 

STRATTON, GEORGE GARDNER, Winchester .... 7207 907 

STRATTON, JOSEPH DWIGHT, Springfield 11305 1655 

Grandson of James Foster. 

STREET, GEORGE HOWARD, Boston 8616 11 16 

SULLIVAN, FRANK EUGENE, East Boston 5176 776 

SUMNER, GORDON INCREASE, Dorchester .... 5150 750 

SUMNER, WILLIAM SAVLES, Jamaica Plain .... 5140 740 

SWALLOW, ALFRED ASA, Dorchester 10757 1557 

Great-great-grandson of Amaziah Swallow. 
Great-great-grandson of Tilly Buttrick. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Buttrick. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Hale. 

SWAN, CHARLES HERBERT, Boston 5071 671 

SWAN, FRANCIS HENRY, Brookline 5252 852 

Great-grandson of Robert Swan, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Robert Swan, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Shepard. 
Great-grandson of Isaac Thayer. 

SWAN, JAMES, Dorchester 8551 1051 

SWAN, ROBERT THAXTER, Dorchester 5028 628 



110 J^on^ of tl)c Slmerican lUetoolution. 

SWAN, WILLIAM LOCKE, Melrose 10755 ^555 

Great-great-grandson of William Swan. 

SWEAT, AUGUSTUS TOWER, Roxbur>' 9365 1340 

SWEET, HENRY NETTLETON, Boston 9366 1341 

SWIFT, LEWIS HENRY, Lowell 12227 1752 

Great-grandson of Amariah Spooner. 

SYLVESTER, AUSTIN TURNER, Newtonville .... 10437 1487 
Great-great-grandson of Israel Sylvester, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Israel Sylvester, Junior. 



TAFT, EDGAR SIDNEY, Gloucester 11046 1621 

Great-grandson of Aquilla Ramsdell. 
Great-grandson of Nathan Taft. 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Taft. 

TAFT, HENRY WALBRIDGE, Pittsfield 824 223 

TAFT, ROSCOE CHAUNCEY, South Egremont .... 10608 1533 
Grandson of Lovett Taft. 
Great-grandson of Robert Taft, Junior. 

TAGGARD, BARTHOLOMEW WELCH, Boston . . . 5036 636 
Died August 10, 1897. 

TAGGARD, HENRY, Boston (life member) 5037 637 

TALBOT, EMORY HARLOW, Dorchester 10211 1461 

Great-great-grandson of Peter Talbot, Senior. 
Great-grandson of Peter Talbot, Junior. 

TABLE Y, GEORGE, Tapleyville 8509 1009 

TARR, GEORGE JOHNSON, Gloucester 11047 1622 

Great-grandson of Nehemiah Grover. 

TATMAN, CHARLES TAYLOR, Worcester 7289 989 

TAYLOR, BERTRAND EUGENE, Newton Centre . . . 7203 903 

TAYLOR, EDWARD, Fairhaven 10964 1589 

Great-grandson of Edward Taylor. 
Great-great-grandson of Eldad Taylor. 

TAYLOR, GEORGE HENRY, East Cambridge .... 819 218 

TAYLOR, HARRY BURLINGAME, Lowell 8940 1215 

Died June 8, 1897. 

TEMPLE, JACKSON LEE, North Adams 5209 809 

Great-grandson of Seth Temple. 



%i$t of £r^nti6cr^» 111 

TEMPLE, JUNIUS BRUTUS. North Adams 10432 1482 

Great-grandson of William B. Sherman. 
Great-grandson of Seth Temple. 

TENNEY, SAMUEL PARCHER, Chelsea 11166 1641 

Great-great-grandson of Joseph Hoitt. 

TENNEY, WALLACE FAY, Chelsea 11306 1656 

Great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Hoitt. 

THAYER, HERBERT APPLETON, Boston 826 225 

THAYER, SAMUEL WESTON, Allston 5286 886 

THOMPSON, ABIJAH, Winchester 825 224 

THOMPSON, ABRAM RAND, Charlestown 4878 478 

Great-grandson of Timothy Thompson. 

THOMPSON, EDWARD WILLL'\M 8554 1054 

Died November 18, 1898. 

THOMPSON, JAMES ALBERT, Whitman 8935 1210 

THOMPSOxN, WILLIAM SNOW\ Winchester 7229 929 

Membership ceased. 

THORNDIKE, TOWNSEND WTLLIAM, Boston . . . 5109 709 

THORNTON, JAMES BROWN, Boston 5208 808 

TIBBETS, GEORGE PARSONS, Easthampton .... 9274 1324 

TILTON, GEORGE PRESCOTT, Newbur>'port .... 11028 1603 
Great-grandson of Parker Jaques 

TINKHAM, SAMUEL EVERETT, Roxbury 8648 1148 

TITCOMB, ALBERT GUSHING, Newburjport .... 9065 1290 

TOBEY, FRANK GEORGE, Springfield 11 165 1640 

Great-grandson of Lemuel Stoddard. 
Great-great-grandson of David Stoddard. 

TOBEY, RUFUS BABCOCK, Boston 9038 1263 

TODD, EDWARD NELSON, Lynn 8593 1093 

TODD, HERBERT E., Lynn 8591 1091 

TOWLE, CHARLES FRANK, Boston 10212 1462 

Great-great-grandson of Moses Locke. 

TOWLE, FRED SCATES, Portsmouth, New Hampshire . 9367 1342 

TOWNSEND, CHARLES WENDELL, Boston .... 5005 605 

TREADWAY, ALLEN TOWNER, Stockbridge .... 9956 1406 
Great-grandson of Jonathan Treadway. 



112 ^on$ of tl)e Stmerican mebolution* 

TREADWELL, SANFORD LUDINGTON, Dorchester . 4882 482 

TREAT, JOHN SHELDON, Portsmouth, New Hampshire . 9041 1266 

TREFRY, WILLIAM D. T., Marblehead " 12249 i774 

Great-grandson of Thomas Barker. 

TROWBRIDGE, EDWARD ALLYN, Boston 7268 968 

TRULL, SAMUEL FRANKSFORD, Woburn 10758 1558 

Great-grandson of Samuel Trull. 
Great-grandson of William Tarbell. 

TUCKE, EDWARD MORTON, Lowell 11307 1657 

Great-grandson of Jesse Tuck. 
Great-grandson of Joseph Bradley Varnum. 

TUCKER, ARTHUR HOLMES, Milton 9045 1270 

TUCKER, FRANK, Roxbury 7299 999 

TUFTS, ALBERT CLIFFORD, Somerville 5038 638 

TURNER, HERBERT BRYANT, Arlington 9060 1285 

TUTTLE, CHARLES DEXTER, Boston 11516 1691 

Grandson of Benjamin Robbins 
Great-grandson of Samuel Tuttle. 
Great-grandson of John Robinson. 



UNDERWOOD, EDWARD LIVINGSTON, Canton . . 9957 1407 
Great-great-grandson of John Hopkins. 
Great-great-grandson of John Hughes. 

UPHAM, ROGER FREEMAN, Worcester 5050 650 

UPTON, JAMES COWDIN MADISON, Roxburj- . . .11505 1680 
Grandson of Thomas Cowdin 



VAILLE, FREDERICK OZNI 5111 711 

Transferred to Colorado Society, 1897. 

VARNEY, H. CHARLES, Maiden 5089 689 

VARNUM, WILLIAM PARKER, Dracut 5083 683 

Died August 26, 1896. 

VERY, NATHANIEL THOMAS, Salem 8927 1202 

VIALLE, HERBERT BROWN, Concord 5275 875 

VILES, JESSE ALBERT, Lowell 9958 1408 

Great-great-grandson of Abijah Brown. 



aii^t of !ei9em6eri0f. 



113 



WADE, HENRY FRANCIS, Cambridge 

Great-grandson of Nathaniel Wade. 

WADSWORTH, EDWIN DEXTER, Milton 

Great-grandson of William Babcock. 
Great-grandson of John Bradley. 

WADSWORTH, MARCUS NORTH, Minetto, New York . 

WALCOTT, AARON FRANCIS, Chicago, Illinois . . . 
Great-great-grandson of Jabez Walcott. 

WALCOTT, NATHANIEL ADAMS, Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire 

WALES, BENJAMIN READ, Dorchester 

Great-grandson of Timothy Wales. 
Great-grandson of Enoch Glover. 
Great-grandson of James Read. 

WALES, EUGENE LAWRENCE, Riverside, California 

WALES, THERON AUGUSTUS, Elmira, New York . . 
Transferred to Empire State Society, 1897. 

WALES, THOMAS BEALE, Junior, Waban 

Great-great-great-great-grandson of Jacob Dodge. 
Great-great-grandson of Ephraim Wales. 

WALLACE, CRANMORE NESMITH, Boston . . 

WALLINGFORD, WILLIAM LORENZO, Boston 

WALTON, EDMUND MUNROE, Lawrence . . 

WARD, ANDREW HENSHAW, Allston . . . . 

WARD, ANDREW HENSHAW, Junior, Milton . 

WARD, CLARENCE STUART, Allston .... 

WARD, REGINALD HENSHAW, New York City 

WARDWELL, EDWARD JOSEPH, Cambridge . 

WARDWELL, FRANK WELLINGTON, Cleveland, Ohio 

WARE, HORACE EVERETT, Boston 

Great-grandson of Ezekiel Tileston, Junior. 
Great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Tileston, Senior. 

WARE, MOSES EVERETT, Brookline 



WARNER, FRANK EDWARDS, Boston 

WARNER, MILTON BURRAGE, Pittsfield 
Great-great-grandson of Joseph Warner. 



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1188 
1483 



1279 
1464 



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813 


9254 


1304 


4823 


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229 


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230 


840 


239 


841 


240 


7260 


960 


7259 


959 


4938 


538 


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114 ^on^ of tt^t 5tmmcan iSeijolution. 

WARREN, EDWARD HERBERT, Jamaica Plain . . . 10213 1463 
Great-great-grandson of Jonathan Robinson, 
Great-grandson of Jonathan Warren. 

WARREN, HORACE WINSLOW, Jamaica Plain . . . 9368 1343 

WARREN, NATHAN, Waltham 4898 498 

WARREN, ORIN, West Newbury 9961 141 1 

Great-grandson of Timothy Walker. 
Great-grandson of Joshua Harnden. 

WASHBURN, SALMON, Taunton 10760 1560 

Son of Isaac Washburn. 

WATERMAN, WILLIAM WATSON. Taunton .... 10759 1559 
Grandson of Asa Waterman. 
Great-grandson of Nicholas Cooke. 

WATERS, WILSON, Chelmsford 854 253 

WATKEYS, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Jamaica Plain . . 8637 1137 

WATKINS, WALTER KENDALL, Chelsea 4810 410 

WEAD, LESLIE CLARK, Brookline 8933 1208 

WEBSTER, PRENTISS, Lowell 4833 433 

Died October 26, 1898. 

WEBSTER, WILLIAM ARTHUR, SPRINGFIELD . . 8561 1061 
Died January 2, 1899. 

WELCH, CHARLES OSCAR, Salem 5095 695 

WELCH, FRANCIS WILLIAM, Boston 5135 735 

WELCH, WILLIAM LEWIS, Salem 5094 694 

WELD, ARTHUR CYRIL GORDON. Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin 10434 1484 

Great-grandson of Eleazer Weld. 

WELLINGTON, FREDERICK AUGUSTUS, East Boston. 835 234 

WELLINGTON, J. FRANK, Somerville 8561 1061 

WELLS, JOHN MILTON, Chelsea 11859 ^^9 

Great-great-grandson of Daniel Shelor. 

WELSH, WILLARD, Maiden 5260 860 

WENTWORTH, ARTHUR BRUCE, Cambridge .... 9370 1345 

WESSON, JAMES LEONARD, Boston 9491 1366 

Great-great-grandson of John Wesson. 
WESTON, LEONARD WHEELER 4903 503 

Died July, 1897. 



%iBt of a^mi&cr^. 115 

WESTON, ROBERT SPURR, Brockton 5223 823 

WETHERBEE, WILFRED AUGUSTUS, Boston . . . 10768 1568 
Great-grandson of Edmund Trowbridge. 

WHARFIELD, WILFRED M A RO, Springfield 4933 533 

WHARFIELD, WILLISTON CLIFFORD, Holyoke . . . 4934 534 

WHEELER, BERTRAND THORP 

Great-grandson of Eliphalet Thorp. 

WHEELER, LYMAN WARREN, Boston 4945 545 

Great-grandson of Abijah Reed. 

WHITCOMB, HARLAN PAGE, Roxbury 12067 1742 

Grandson of Samuel Griffin. 
Grandson of Job Whitcomb. 

WHITCOMB, HENRY CLAY, Dorchester 5054 654 

WHITCOMB, JOHN DAVIS, Dorchester 5055 655 

Great-grandson of Asa Whitcomb. 

WHITE, ALDEN PERLEY, Danvers 8557 1057 

WHITE, EDWARD YOUNG, Cambridge 8697 1197 

WHITE, EDWIN AUGUSTUS, Charlestown 5048 648 

WHITE, FREDERICK WENDELL, Worcester .... 10583 1508 
Great-great-grandson of Jesse White. 

WHITE, McDonald ELLIS, Boston 853 252 

WHITE, WILLIAM EDWIN, Charlestown 5047 647 

WHITING, WALDO BRIDGES, Milford 9493 1368 

Great-great-grandson of Simeon Cutler. 

WHITING, WILLIAM SAWIN, Brookline 7258 958 

WHITNEY, CYRUS HENRY, Somerville (life member) . . 12229 I754 
Great-grandson of Isaiah Whitney, Third. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Gates, Junior. 

WHITNEY, FRANK ORMAND, Boston 8936 1236 

WHITNEY, JAMES FRANCIS, Somerville 11308 1658 

Great-grandson of Isaiah Whitney, Junior. 
Great-grandson of Samuel Gates, Junior. 

WHITNEY, JOHN FLETCHER, Cambridgeport .... 5156 75^ 

WHITNEY, WILLIAM HENRY, Cambridge 10770 1570 

Great-grandson of Abraham Whitney. 

WHITON, STARKES, Hingham 5243 843 



116 ^m$ of tift %mmtan iSeboIuttom 

WIGGIN, ARTHUR CROCKER, Boston 4849 449 

WIGGIN, BURTON HOWE, Lowell 8597 1097 

WIGGIN, CHARLES EDWARD, Boston 4857 457 

WIGGLESWORTH, GEORGE 9829 1379 

Resigned April, 1898. 

WIGHT, FRANKLIN JAMES, Dorchester 11685 1715 

Great-great-grandson of John Peabody. 

WIGHT, HENRY K I RKE, Indian Orchard 8674 1174 

Great-grandson of Ephraim Fletcher. 
Great-great-grandson of James Metcalf. 

WIGHT, STANLEY GRISWOLD 8944 1219 

Transferred to Michigan Society, 1898. 

WILDER, CHARLES PRATT, Worcester 11 506 1681 

Great-grandson of David Pratt. 

WILEY, HARRY LORENZO, Watertown 10769 1569 

Great-great-grandson of Jason Ware. 

WILLARD, LUKE PUTNAM, Boston 839 238 

WILLARD, WILLIAM MASON, Springfield 4929 529 

Great-great-grandson of David Mason. 

WILLCUTT, LEVI LINCOLN, Brookline 5079 679 

WILLCUTT, LEVI LINCOLN, Junior, Brookline . . . 8515 1015 

WILLEY, WILLIAM LITHGOW, Boston 870 270 

Great-grandson of Arthur Lithgow. 

WILLIAMS, CHAUNCEY CLEVELAND, Worcester . . 861 1 nil 

WILLIAMS, HARRY SUMNER, Taunton 12057 1732 

Great-grandson of Asa Hall. 

WILLIAMS, HORACE BOYLSTON LINCOLN, Roxbury, 51 18 718 

WILLIAMS, HORACE PERRY, Roxbury 4975 575 

Great-grandson of John Perry. 
Great-great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Walker. 

WILLIS, HENRY AUGUSTUS, Fitchburg 852 251 

WILLIS, WILLIAM MERRIAM, Fitchburg 843 242 

WILMARTH, FREDERIC HENRY, Jamaica Plain . . . 5291 891 

WILSON, CHARLES HIRAM, Brookline 11869 1719 

Great-grandson of Samuel Wilson. 
Great-grandson of David Peabody. 



3ttst of Sr^cmbcriB?. 117 

WILSON, FRANK STEDiMAN, Brighton 9036 1261 

WILSON, HERBERT ALVA, Brighton 9260 1310 

Great-great-grandson of Amos Sargent. 
Great-great-grandson of Silas Taylor. 

WINKLEY, SAMUEL HOBART, Boston 847 246 

WINSHIP, STEPHEN EDWIN, Maiden 7297 997 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Burditt. 

WINSHIP, WILLIAM HENRY, Maiden 5254 854 

Great-great-grandson of Samuel Burditt. 

WISWALL, HERBERT, Boston 5151 751 

Died November 21, 1897. 

WMTHERELL, ARTHUR JAMES, North Adams .... 9369 1344 

WONSON, EVERETT PIERCE, Gloucester 8548 1048 

Great-great-grandson of Joseph Row. 
Great-great-grandson of Ignatius Webber. 
Great-great-grandson of William Merchant. 

WOOD, ALVA SYLVANUS, Woburn 4808 408 

WOOD, JOHN, Fitchburg 9251 1301 

WOOD, WILLIAM, Milton 5102 702 

WOODBURY, JAMES ATKINS, Winchester 5075 675 

WOODBURY, JOHN WILLIAM, Cambridge 5117 717 

WOODBURY, LOUIS AUGUSTUS, Groveland .... 4960 560 

WOODWARD, CHARLES WASHBURN, Boston . . . 5226 826 

WOODWARD, FRANK ERNEST, Maiden 10162 1437 

Great-grandson of Samuel Woodward. 

WOODWARD, FRED HUDSON, Boston 5240 840 

WOODWORTH, ARTEMAS BROOKS, Lowell .... 5074 674 

WOODWORTH, ARTEMAS BROOKS, Junior, Lowell . 9959 1409 
Great-grandson of Salvenus Woodworth. 

WOODWORTH, HENRY PHELPS, Chelmsford .... 9960 1410 
Great-grandson of Salvenus Woodworth. 

WORCESTER, ALFRED, Waltham 5210 810 

W^RIGHT, FRANK VERNON, Salem 5006 606 

WRIGHT, FRED C, Springfield 12250 1775 

Great-great-grandson of Levi Wright. 

Great-great-great-grandson of Adam Wright. 



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WRIGHT, HARRY ANDREW. Springfield 12301 1776 

Great-great-grandson of Levi Wright. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Adam Wright. 

WRIGHT, ROYAL JOSIAH, Springfield 11870 1720 

Great-great-grandson of Levi Wright. 
Great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Loring. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Adam Wright. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Loring. 

WYETH, EDWARD CAZNEAU, Chelsea 1205S 1733 

Great-great-grandson of Ebenezer Wyeth. 

WYMAN, CHARLES FRANCIS. Cambridge 8555 1057 



YORK, GEORGE AMOS, New Bedford 10609 I534 

Great-grandson of Sylvanus Hinckley. 

YOUNG, CHARLES FREDERICK. Lowell 5007 607 

YOUNG, CHARLES WILLARD. Roxbury 8585 1085 



KccorD of Ecbolutionary ancesitorjs. 



JSecoro of Betjoluttonart anccjstorjs. 

The records of Revolutionary Ancestors, given in a previous volume^ are ?iot 

repeated. 

CALEB ABBOT, Andover 1751-1837 

Private, Captain Benjamin Ames's Company, Colonel James Frye's Regi- 
ment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; at the battle of Bunker 
Hill ; enlisted into the Continental Army from Captain John Abbot, 
Junior's Company, February- 16, 1778, for three years; joined Captain 
Fox's Company, Colonel Henley's Regiment ; was at the battles of 
Trenton, Princeton, and Valley Forge ; in Sullivan's Indian Expedition ; 
at the battle of Saratoga; present at the laying of the corner-stone of 
Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Bailey's Andover.] 
Edward Cornelius Briggs. 

ELISHA ADAMS, Dublin, New Hampshire 1765-1837 

His name appears on a roll of six months' men raised by the State of 
New Hampshire to serve in the Continental Army at West Point in the 
year 1781; mustered, September 29; discharged, December 18, 1781; 
amount of wages at 40J-. per month, £$ ds. Sd. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
John Adams. 

JOSEPH ADAMS, Newton I7i7-r799 

Private in Captain Amariah Fuller's Company, alarm of April 19, 1775, at 
Cambridge ; belonged to alarm list and Captain Edward Fuller's (First) 
Company, Colonel Thatcher's Regiment, September 2, 1 778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives: Jackson's Newton.] 
George Stearns Parker. 

JOSEPH ADAMS, Menotomy 1 715-1794 

He was a town officer and a recognized patriot during the Revolutionary 
War; his house was pillaged and fired by the British, April 19, 1775. 

[Paige's Cambridge; Cutter's Arlington; Putnam's Historical Maga- 
zine, IV., 1895.] 
Charles Henry Brigham. 
George Kuhn Clarke. 



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LEMUEL ADAMS, Milton 1 748-1 833 

Matross, Captain Daniel Vose's (train-band) Company, Colonel Robinson's 
Regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Arthur Morton Gardner. 

SMITH ADAMS, Newton 

Private, Captain Amariah Fuller's Company, which marched on the Lexing- 
ton alarm ; in Captain Abraham Pierce's Company, Colonel E. Brooks's 
Regiment of Guards, February 3-April 3, 1778; service at Cambridge. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Stearns Parker. 

TIMOTHY ADAMS, Chelmsford 1757- 

Private, Captain John Ford's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Bridge's Regi- 
ment, April 29, 1775; Private, Captain Ford's Company, Colonel 
Bridge's (Twenty-seventh) Regiment; muster-roll dated August i, 1775 5 
service, three months, ten days ; in Captain John Ford's Company, 
Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment, September 27, 1777; discharged, 
November 8, 1777; service, one month, thirteen days; re-enforced 
Northern Army, enlisting from Middlesex County, for nine months, in 
Captain Minot's Company, Colonel Spaulding's Regiment. 
Charles Edwin Albert Bartlett. 

BARNABAS ALDEN, Junior, Ashfield 1759-1830 

Private, Captain Abel Dinesmore's Company, Colonel Elisha Porter's Regi- 
ment, July 24, 1779-August 31, 1779; service at New London, Con- 
necticut; Private, Captain Isaac Newton's Company, July 24-October 
24, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
David Alden Healey. 

THOMAS ALDEN 1744-1813 

Private, Captain Joseph Parker's Company, raised out of Colonel Enoch 
Hale's Regiment ; joined Northern Army at Ticonderoga, Colonel Isaac 
Wyman's Regiment ; joined General Washington in Pennsylvania ; par- 
ticipated in battles of Trenton and Princeton. 

[N.H. State Papers; N.H. Adjutant-General's Report] 
George Albert Alden. 

ABRAHAM ALEXANDER, Woburn 1735-1776 

Private, Captain Joshua Walker's Company, Colonel David Greene's (Sec- 
ond Middlesex) Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; in 
Captain John Wood's (Fifth) Company, Colonel L. Baldwin's (Thirty- 
eighth) Regiment, May i, 1775; transferred to the Artillery Regiment of 
Colonel Richard Gridley, Captain Joseph Chadwick's Company, July 11, 
1775 ; died at Ticonderoga in 1776, while in the Continental army. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Woburn.] 
Marcellus Littlefield. 



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ELISHA ALLEN, Stoughton 

Private, Captain Asahel Smith's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's 
Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; in a detachment of 
Guards commanded by Sergeant John Holbrook, of Colonel Benjamin 
Gill's Regiment, September 7-Xovember 24, 1778; service at Blue Hills. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Chandler Partridge. 
William Henry Partridge. 

NEHEMIAH ALLEN, Middleborough 1 733-1 799 

Captain, Third Company, Fourth Plymouth County Regiment, May 9, 1776; 
also Colonel Joseph Cushing's Regiment ; also Colonel Jeremiah Hall's 
Regiment, December 8, 1776; marched to Bristol, Rhode Island; also 
Colonel Theophilus Cotton's Regiment, September-October, 1777; ser- 
vice on a secret expedition to Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Henry Leonard. 

PHINEAS ALLEN, Medfield 1764-1836 

Enlisted at sixteen years of age in the Continental Army ; was at West 
Point at Andre's execution ; at Ticonderoga and Crown Point ; suffered 
great privations in " The Jerseys " ; detached from Captain Baxter's 
Company ; enlisted for three months in the Continental Army, August 
20, 1781 ; Captain John Lincoln's Company, Colonel Joseph Webb's 
Regiment, service three months, twenty -two days ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Noah Allen. 
Nathaniel Topliff Allen. 

EPHRAIM ALLEY, Boothbay, Maine 1 755-1 S40 

Private, Captain Israel Davis's Company, Colonel Joseph Fry's Regiment, 
April 2-December 5, 1776; service at Boothbay; in Lieutenant Nathan- 
iel Winslow's Company, December, 1776; enlisted into the Continental 
Army; in Colonel Edward Wigglesworth's Regiment, March i, 1777- 
December 31, 1779; reported sick at Valley Forge; service also in 
Rhode Island in Lieutenant C. Woodbridge's Company; transferred to 
Captain David Pillsbury's Company, Eighth Infantry, Continental Army 
January, 1780; served from April, 1776, to March, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Henry Alexander McLachlan. 

SAMUEL ALLISON, Londonderry, New Hampshire . . . 1749-1800 
Chosen one of the town's Committee to hire soldiers in 1777. 
[Historj' of the Allison Family.] 
Arthur Wilbur Newcomb. 
Herbert Harris Newcomb. 



124 J>on^ of tl)c 3lmerican JSebolution. 

DAVID ALLYN, Groton, Connecticut 1 759-1 841 

Private, Captain Eliphalet Bulkley's Company, which marched for the relief 
of Boston at the Lexington alarm ; Corporal, Captain Thomas Knowlton's 
Company, General Israel Putnam's (Third) Regiment, at the siege of 
Boston, May 6- December 10, 1775; pension allowed for nine months' 
actual service as a Private, three months and sixteen days' service as 
a Corporal, and live months and fifteen days' service as a Sergeant in the 
Connecticut troops, Captain Spicer's Company, Colonel Selden's Regiment. 

[Certificate of the Adjutant-General; Pension Records.] 
William James Allyn. 

JOB ALLYN, Windsor, Connecticut 1 753-1 828 

Sergeant, Third Company, Captain Roger Enos's Regiment, May 7, 1775- 
December 19, 1775. 

[Conn. Men in Revolution.] 
Henry Daniel Marsh. 

BENJAMIN AMES, Andover 1 724-1809 

Captain of Company, Colonel James Frye's Regiment, which marched on 
alarm of April 19, 1775, service seven days; also on a list of officers 
dated Cambridge, May 20, 1775 ; on a return of men in battle at Charles- 
town, June 17, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Benjamin Caldwell Ames. 

DAVID ARNOLD, Norton 1 732-1810 

First Lieutenant, Captain Benjamin Mowrey's Company, Colonel John Dag- 
gett's Regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; served 
under Washington in Continental Army until British left Boston in 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; manuscript genealogy.] 
Horace David Arnold. 

BENJAMIN ATWOOD, Bradford 1730-1778 

Enlisted in Continental Army from Captain John Savory's Company, dated 
February 13, 1778; Private, Samuel Carr's Company, Colonel James 
Wesson's Regiment ; also Private, same Company and Regiment, Conti- 
nental Army, February 17, 1777-September 5, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Moses Atwood. 

BENJAMIN AUSTIN, Second, Boston 1756-1820 

Member of Committee of Safety of Boston. 
Edward Burroughs Coolidge. 

ISAAC AVERILL, Topsfield 1740-1816 

Private, afterward Lieutenant, Captain Stephen Perkins's Company, at 
the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Topsfield Records.] 
Warren Furber Gould. 



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WILLIAM BABCOCK, xMilton -1795 

Lieutenant, Captain Oliver Vose's Company, Colonel Robertson's Regi- 
ment ; marched to Roxbury after the Concord fight ; First Lieutenant, 
Captain Seth Stower's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's Regiment, 
Februar}' 21, 1776; Captain of the East Milton (Second) Company, 
Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, March 25, 1776; Captain in Colonel 
Solomon Lovell's Regiment, 1777, and in Colonel Samuel Pierce's Regi- 
ment in 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives : Teele's Milton.] 
Edwin Dexter Wadsworth. 

STEPHEN BADLAM, Stoughton 1 751-18 15 

Private in the Lexington alarm ; Second Lieutenant of Artillery, May 3, 
^775 i First Lieutenant of Artillery, June 15, 1775; Captain of Artillery, 
July, 1775 ; Captain in General Knox's Regiment of Artillery, January i, 
1776; in command at Savil's Point ; April 26, started for Canada, by the 
way of the Hudson River, to command the Artillery in that department ; 
Major, May 20, 1776; returned to Crown Point, and took possession of 
Mt. Independence, July 4, 1776; resigned on account of illness, Janu- 
ary- I, 1777; his commission and military equipments are in the posses- 
sion of his family; his papers are preserved in the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society. 

[Heitman's Register; family papers; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Walter Whitney Johnson. 

RICHARD BAGNELL, Plymouth 1 752-1809 

Corporal, Captain Hammat's Company, April 19, 1775; Captain Mayhew's 
Company, Colonel Cotton's Regiment, May-July, 1775; Ensign, Colonel 
John Brooks's Regiment, January- i, 1777; Lieutenant, July i, 1779-July 
25, 1782. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Heitman's Register.] 
Fred Arnold Joy. 

JOHN BAILEY (Bayley), Woolwich, Maine 1733-1813 

Captain, Colonel Michael Jackson's Regiment, enlisting January i, 1777. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Edward McClintock. 

NATHANIEL BAILEY 

Private, Captain James Hosley's Company, Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regi- 
ment, September 26, 1777-November 9, 1777 ; Company raised in Town- 
send, Pepperell, and Ashby to re-enforce army under Major-General 
Gates. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Townsend.] 
Howard Augustus Gilson. 



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SAMUEL BAILEY, Junior, Bradford 1728-1775 

Private, Captain Joshua Holt's Company, which marched from Andover on 
the Lexington alarm ; in Captain Charles Furbish's Company, Colonel 
Ebenezer Bridge's Regiment ; at the battle of Bunker Hill, where he was 
killed in action ; his son, aged sixteen, went to the battlefield, and 
brought home his father's watch. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Bailey's Andover; memorial tablet at 
Charlestown.] 
Frederick Bailey. 

CORNELIUS BAKER, Wenham 1741-1808 

Sergeant, Captain Thomas Kimball's Company, Colonel John Baker's Regi- 
ment, Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775; First Lieutenant, Captain John 
Dodge, Junior's Company, Third Essex Regiment, Cambridge, 1776; 
First Lieutenant, Captain John Dodge's Company, Colonel Gerrish's 
Regiment, April 17, 1778; detached, November 5, 1777, to guard Bur- 
goyne's army. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Richard Paige Benson. 

ISAAC BALDWIN Killed June 17, 1775 

Captain, Colonel John Stark's New Hampshire Regiment; commanded a 
Company in that Regiment at the battle of Bunker Hill, where he was 
killed. 

[N.H. State Papers; Bunker Hill memorial tablets; Baldwin Gene- 
alogy.] 
Walter Alexander Ladd. 

JAMES BANCROFT, Reading 1 739-1 831 

First Lieutenant, Mansfield's Regiment, May-December, 1775; Captain, 
July 16, 1776-May, 1780; was at the Concord fight, 1775; his Com- 
pany of minute-men encountered the retreating British forces at Mer- 
riam's Corner, where a sharp skirmish ensued ; at the battle of Bunker 
Hill his Company was on guard at headquarters ; he was at Ticonderoga 
and Saratoga ; at head of Company which stormed the British works ; at 
Valley Forge, 1777-78; had the confidence of General Washington, who 
called him his " faithful Bancroft," and gave him charge of a hospital 
in Pennsylvania. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Town Records, Reading ; Eaton's 
Reading; Heitman's Register.] 
Francis James Bancroft. 

JOSIAH BARKER, Marshfield 1 763-1 847 

Private, Captain Andrew Sampson's Company, at Fort on the Gurnet in 
Plymouth Harbor, 1777, May to November; Private, Captain Josiah 
Cushing's Company, 1778, February to March; Private, Captain Joseph 
Griffiths's Company, Colonel John Jacobs's Regiment, 1778, March to 



itccorti of ficbolutionarp ainceatori^* 127 

December ; in battle of Rhode Island as Private, Captain Nathan Packard's 
Company, Colonel John Jacobs's Regiment, 1780, July to September; 
mariner on the " Dean Frigate," later known as " La Hague," under 
Captains Nicholson and Manley, 1782: a pensioner. 

[Wyman's Gen. and Estates, Charlestown ; Pension Records.] 
Charles Waldo Prescott. 

THOMAS BARKER, Marblehead 1 750-1834 

Sergeant, Captain William Bladder's Company, Colonel John Glover's 
Regiment, May 15-August i, 1775; in Captain J. W, Edes's (Fourth) 
Company, Colonel Thomas Crafts's Artillery Regiment, May ri-Novem- 
ber I, 1776; Quartermaster Sergeant, November i, 1776-May 8, 1777; 
Quartermaster, Colonel John Crane's Artillery Regiment, April 12, 1777- 
November i, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William D. T. Trefry. 

WILLIAM BARKER, Acton, Massachusetts, and Packersfield, New Hamp- 
shire -1819 

Private, Captain Israel Heald's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's Regi- 
ment; marched to Roxbun,-, March 4, 1776; in Captain Simon Hunt's 
Company, same Regiment, at White Plains : in Ensign David McCuig's 
Company, which marched from Litchfield for Ticonderoga on the alarm 
of June 29, 1777 ; men ordered back when they reached Keene. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
George Stearns Parker. 

BENJAMIN BARNARD, Senior, Westminster 1750-1837 

Private, Captain Noah Miles's Company, Colonel John Whitcomb's Regi- 
ment, which marched on Lexington alarm ; Corporal, Captain John 
White's Company, Colonel Abijah Stearns's Regiment, April i, 1778; 
service, three months, five days, at and about Boston ; pensioner. 

[One Hundredth Anniversarj- of Westminster; History of Peru, Vt.] 
Horace David Arnold. 
Myron Samuel Dudley. 

AMOS BARNES, Groton 175 5-1 840 

Enlisted in American Army from Dunbarton ; at the battle of Bunker Hill ; 
subsequently marched to New York and Canada by way of Lake Cham- 
plain ; July, 1776, retreated to Mt. Independence; December, 1776, joined 
General Washington's army at Trenton, and with him at battle of Trenton, 
when nine hundred Hessians were captured ; with General Washington at 
Valley Forge; soon after appointed Orderly Sergeant; in Monmouth 
during winter of 1779; with Sullivan in Indian country-, 1779; discharged, 
June, 1780, 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Bouton's Concord; Town Records of Conway.] 
Albert Barnes. 
Alonzo Willard Barnes. 



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JAMES BARRETT, Concord 1 710-1 779 

Colonel, in charge of the military stores collected at Concord and of all the 
troops at the Concord fight ; a Member of the Provincial Congress, 1774 ; 
Mustering Officer for Middlesex County and Member of the Committee 
of Safety. 

[Shattuck's Concord ; Frothingham's Siege.] 
Nelson Macy Barrett. 
Richard Fay Barrett. 
Charles Ephraim Stearns. 

JOHN BARRETT, Concord 1 719/20-1790 

Ensign in Captain Nathan Barrett's Company at the Concord fight. 

[Old Concord Genealogies; Frothingham's Siege; Potter's Genealogies 
of Old Families of Concord.] 
S. Arthur Bent. 
Clifford Devens. 
William Devens. 

NATHAN BARRETT, Senior, Concord 1 735-1 79i 

Captain of the Concord Company of minute-men defending North Bridge, 
April 19, 1775; pursued the British to Charlestown, and, though 
wounded, captured Major Pitcairn's horse, saddle, and pistols, and 
returned home ; the pistols he gave to General Israel Putnam, and they 
are now in the Lexington Public Library; First Major of the Third 
Middlesex Regiment, February 8, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel, May 3, 
1779, and July i, 1781 ; was at Dorchester Heights during the siege of 
Boston, and in the Continental Army when re-enforcements were called 
for for six months' service ; these commissions, together with his sword, 
are in the possession of the family of his great-grandson, Edwin Shepard 
Barrett. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Shattuck's Concord ; Frothingham's 
Siege.] 

Frank James Barrett. 
Nelson Macy Barrett. 

THOMAS BARRETT, Concord . 1707- 

One of a Committee appointed by the town of Concord to communicate to 
the inhabitants of the town of Boston their sentiments on the rights and 
privileges of this Province, and the infringement of the same. 

[Town Records of Concord.] 
George Hale Nutting. 

SAMUEL BARTHOLOMEW, Woodstock, Connecticut . . 1 751-1832 
Private, Captain Abraham Foots's Company, Colonel Andrew Ward's Regi- 
ment, May 8-26, 1777 ; in Captain Brown's Company, Colonel Chapman's 
Regiment, August-September, 1778; in Captain Rice's Company, Fifth 
Regiment Connecticut line, January-December, 1781 ; a pensioner. 



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[Conn. Men in the Revolution; certificate of J. C. Calhoun. Secretary 
of War.] 
Andrew Marcy Bartholomew. 

WILLIAM BARTON, New Jersey 1 754-1 829 

Joined the British Army, and sent to America about 1773; went with the 
army to Halifax on the evacuation of Boston in March, 1776; found 
himself not in sympathy with the British cause, and in 1776 deserted, 
being wounded while making his escape ; joined the First New Jersey 
Regiment of the Continental Army, and served with honor to the close of 
the war ; received a grant of two thousand acres of land for his services ; 
his sword, captured by him from a British officer at the time of his deser- 
tion, is in possession of his great-grandson ; he became a Lieutenant, 
served at Valley Forge, Trenton, and Monmouth ; in i 780 had charge of 
a guard at Hibernia, which furnished shot to the Continental Army. 

[Record of U.S. Military Patents in Ohio, I. 121; Roster of Officers 
and Men of New Jersey.] 
William Eleazer Barton. 

HENRY BATCHELDER, North Hampton, New Hampshire. 1709- 
Private, Captain Henry Elkins's Company, Colonel Enoch Poor's Regi- 
ment, July 7, 1775 ; Fifer in same, August i, 1775 ! service, two months, 
ten days. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Edward Sawyer Batchelder. 
Charles Austin Hobbs. 

JAMES BATCHELDER, Bath, New Hampshire . . . 1 751-about 1833 
Private, Captain M. McClary's Company, Colonel Scammell's (Third) New 
Hampshire Regiment, February, i 777-January, 1780; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Pension Records.] 
William John Batchelder. 

JOSEPH BATCHELDER, Lyndeborough, New Hampshire . 1 750-1 827 
Private, Captain Peter Clark's Company, Colonel Moor's Regiment, which 
marched from Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, for Ticonderoga on the 
alarm, July i, 1777; also in Captain E. Gile's Company, Colonel S. Pea- 
body's Regiment, raised by the State of New Hampshire for service 
in Rhode Island: enlisted, June 10, 1778; discharged, December 30, 
1778. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Henry Thomas Cousins. 

NATHANIEL BATCHELDER, First, East Kingston, New Hamp- 
shire 1 731-1802 

Adjutant, Colonel Drake's Regiment, General Whipple's Brigade ; mus- 
tered by Colonel Josiah Bartlett, October, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; History of Hampton, N.H.] 
Charles Augustus Carlton. 



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NATHANIEL BATCHELDER, Deerfield, New Hampshire . 1730- 
Private, Captain James Norris's Company, Colonel Enoch Poor's (Ninth) 
New Hampshire Regiment, June 15, 1775; receipted for his "bounty 
coat," October 10, 1775 ; was at Valley Forge, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Batchelder Genealogy.] 
William John Batchelder. 

SAMUEL BATCHELDER, North Hampton, New Hampshire. 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Hobbs's Company at Pierce's Island, November 
5» 1775 ; Captain Henry Elkins's Company, November 23, 1775 ; Private, 
Captain Joseph Parsons's Company, Colonel David Oilman's New Hamp- 
shire Regiment, December 5, 1776-March 1 1, 1777 ; Private, Captain John 
Haven's Company, for the purpose of guarding prisoners from State of 
New Hampshire to Newport, Rhode Island, January 30, 1777; Fifer, 
Captain Moses Leavitt's Company, Colonel Abraham Drake's Regiment, 
raised out of regiment commanded by Colonel Jonathan Moulton, to 
re-enforce Northern Continental Army at Stillwater, September, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Charles Austin Hobbs. 
Edward Sawyer Batchelder. 

ABNER BATES, Hingham or Cohasset 1735- 

Private, Captain Obadiah Beals's Company, which marched to Dorchester 
at the taking of the Heights, March 4-9, 1776 ; in Captain Peter Cush- 
ing's Company, Colonel Solomon Lovell's Regiment, December 14-18, 
1776; service at Hull. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Franklin Jones. 

ADNA BATES, Cohasset 1 749-1 830 

Private, Captain Job Cushing's Company ; Corporal, Captain Job Cushing's 
Company, 1775 ; also in service, December 19, 1776-April 2, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History' of Hingham.] 
George Leslie Nichols. 

ELIJAH BATES, Attleborough 1 746-1 821 

Private, Lieutenant John Deane's Company, Colonel John Daggett's 
Regiment; marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of December 8, 1776 ; 
Company made up from Third and Seventh Companies in Fourth 
Bristol County Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Wilford Jacob Litchfield. 

JOHN BATES, Attleborough 1748-1834 

Private, Captain Jacob Ide's Company, Colonel Daggett's Regiment, which 
marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of December 8, 1776; served on 
an alarm caused by the battle of Bunker Hill. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Wilford Jacob Litchfield. 



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SAMUEL BATES, Hingham 1 718-1789 

On list of names appointed by a Committee of Inspection to watch for the 
town's defence, December 26, 1774. 

[History of Cohasset; History of Hingham.] 
George Leslie Nichols. 

SAMUEL BATES, Hingham 1 744-1 801 

Private, Captain Peter Cushing's Company, Colonel Solomon Lovell's Regi- 
ment, December 14-18, 1776, service at Hull; Lieutenant of Cohasset 
Company, July i, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Cohasset; History of Hing- 
ham.] 
Theodore Cornelius Bates. 

EBENEZER BATTLE (BATTELLE), Dedham 

Captain of the Fourth Parish Company of Dedham at the Lexington alarm, 
and served thirteen days; Captain in Colonel Mcintosh's Regiment, 
March, 1776, in taking possession of and fortifying Dorchester Heights; 
Lieutenant, Captain Moses Draper's Company, Colonel Thomas Gard- 
ner's Regiment, June 2, 1775 ; Captain of the Eighth Company of Colonel 
Mcintosh's (First Suffolk) Regiment, May 10, 1776; served at Castle 
Island, December 11-30, 1776; Captain in Colonel Titcomb's Regiment 
at Providence, Rhode Island, May 8-June 8, 1777; served with Colonel 
Mcintosh's Regiment, March 23-April 5, 1778, and marched to Roxbury 
by order of the Council ; Captain of the Eighth Company, First Suffolk 
Regiment, July 2, 1778; on duty guarding stores in and near Water- 
town in July, 1778; served with Lieutenant-Colonel Pierce's Regiment at 
Tiverton, Rhode Island, May 7-July i, 1779; Second Major of Colonel 
Mcintosh's (First Suffolk) Regiment, April i, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; inscription on monument at Dedham.] 
Alvin Richards Bailey. 
Oliver Hunt Howe. 
Richards Bryant Mackintosh. 

SAMUEL BELCHER, Dorchester 1744-18 12 

Private, Captain Oliver Billings's Company ; Lieutenant, Lemuel Clap's 
Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's Regiment, April 19, 1775; Private, 
Captain Lemuel Clap's Company, Colonel Pierce's Regiment ; marched 
to Castle Island, March 11, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Edwin Mitchell. 

EZEKIEL BELKNAP, Atkinson, New Hampshire .... 1735-1836 

One of the Signers of the Association Test ; Lieutenant, Captain John Ca- 

lef's Company, Colonel T. Bartlet's Reg'ment, for recruiting the army 

in New York ; Lieutenant, Captain Andrew Bunton's Company, Colonel 

John Maiden's Regiment, March 6, 1776; Sergeant- Major, staff of Lieu- 



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tenant-Colonel Joseph Welch's Regiment of New Hampshire troops in 
Brigadier-General Whipple's Brigade, October, 1777; joined the North- 
ern Army at Saratoga ; present at surrender of Burgoyne ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Pension Records; his gravestone at Atkinson, 
N.H. ; Blake's Cyclopaedia of American Biography.] 
George Eugene Belknap. 

MOSES BELKNAP 1 704-1804 

One of the Signers of the Association Test in New Hampshire, 1775. 
[N.H. State Papers; Town Records.] 
George Eugene Belknap. 

NATHANIEL BELKNAP, Dublin, New Hampshire . . . 1748- 
Corporal, Captain Daniel Emerson's Company, Colonel Hercules Mooney's 
Regiment, raised by the State of New Hampshire for the defence of 
Rhode Island, 1779; July 9, 1779-January 10, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; certificate Adjutant-General of New Hampshire; 
History of Dublin, N.H.] 
Washington Irving Jenkins. 

JONATHAN BICKFORD, Dover and Wolfborough, New Hamp- 
shire 1 730-1818 

Private, Captain Quinby's Company, Colonel Josiah Bartlett's Regiment ; 
Company raised for service in Canada, July, 1776: Corporal, Captain 
Badger's Company; mustered by Major Philbrook. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Scott Fitz Bickford. 

AARON BIGELOW 

John Curtis Bigeloav Newell. 

LEMUEL BILLINGS, Dorchester 1 757-1 797 

Private, Captain Lemuel Clap's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's 
Regiment, April 19, 1775; Captain Oliver Billings's Company, same 
Regiment, Roxbury ; First Corporal, Captain Clap's Company, Colonel 
Gill's Regiment; enlisted, March 14, 1776; Captain Vose's Company, 
April 13-26, 1776, defence of seacoast. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Augustus Quincy. 

WILLIAM BILLINGS, Senior, Stoughtonham 1717-1783 

Corporal, Captain Edward Bridge Savell's First Company, Colonel Robin- 
son's Regiment, at the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Samuel Billings Capen. 
William Henry Partridge. 
Francis Chandler Partridge. 
George Wallace Penniman. 



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WILLIAM BILLINGS, Stoughtonham 1741-1816 

Enlisted in the Continental Army for three years, from Captain Morse's 
Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, February 7, 1777; joined 
Captain Patrick's Company, Colonel Alden's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Samuel Billings Capex. 
William Henry Partridge. 
Francis Chandler Partridge. 
George Wallace Penniman. 

JOSEPH BIRDSEYE, Huntington, Connecticut 1 730-181 7 

Captain, Colonel Whiting's Regiment, Fourth Militia, commanded by Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Jonathan Dimon ; served at Peekskill, October, 1777, and 
at New Haven, July, 1779, on the occasion of Tyron's invasion. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution; Conn. Soc. Year Book.] 
Fred Gould Birdseye. 

EBENEZER FITCH BISSELL, Windsor, Connecticut . . -1814 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Hayden's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; 
First Lieutenant, Fourth Company, Colonel Huntington's (Eighth) Regi- 
ment, July-December, 1775; Captain, Colonel Huntington's (Seven- 
teenth) Continental Regiment; marched to New York, 1776; captured in 
the battle of Long Island in August; one of the Captains to guard Bur- 
goyne's prisoners passing through Connecticut to the South. 

[Conn. Men in War Rev.; Stiles's Windsor, Conn.] 
Joseph Dodge Jewett. 

JOSIAH BLANCHARD, Charlton 1 753-1838 

Private, Captain Lamb's Company, Colonel Nathaniel Wade's Regiment, 
March 24, 1778-September i, 1778; Captain Abijah Lamb's Company, 
Colonel Jacob Davis's (Worcester County) Regiment ; marched to Tiver- 
ton on alarm of July 29, 1780. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
WiLFORD Jacob Litchfield. 

JACOB BLISS, West Springfield 1763-1829 

Private, Captain Rowley's Company, Colonel Moseley's Regiment ; enlisted 
into the Continental Army, June 28, 1 780, for six months ; discharged, 
December 3, 1780; Sergeant, Captain Joseph Raymond's Company, 
Colonel Hyde's Regiment, October 29, 1781, twelve days' service on an 
alarm at Stillwater. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frederick Harris. 

PHINEAS BOND, Newton 1724- 

Private, Captain Amariah Fuller's Company, April 19, 1775; Captain 
Nathan Fuller's Company, Lieutenant William Bond's (late Gardner's) 
Thirty-seventh Regiment, Prospect Hill, October 29, 1775; Captain 



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Joseph Fuller's Company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's Regiment, August 
20, 1777-November 29, 1777, at Stillwater. 

[Bond's Watertown; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Myrox Stearns. 

EPHRAIM BOOMER, Freetown 1763-1856 

Served four days Captain Brigham's Company ; joined Continental Army, 
August, 1 780 ; served six months Lieutenant Wetherell's Company, 
Colonel Bigelow's Regiment ; Private, Captain Smart's Company, Third 
Massachusetts Regiment, July, 1781 ; at Verplanck, New York, made 
Sergeant; as such was coxswain of a barge at West Point ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Roscoe Campbell. 

ISAAC BOOTH, Senior, Union, Connecticut 1 739-1 798 

Clerk of the Company of militia which marched to the relief of Boston on 
the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution ; History of Union, Conn.] 
Henry Adelbert Booth. 

JOSEPH BOOTH, Enfield, Connecticut 1 710-1784 

Marched to the relief of Boston in the Lexington alarm ; enlisted January, 
1776; appointed Ensign; re-enlisted, June, 1776; commissioned Second 
Lieutenant ; served six months. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution ; Enfield, Conn., Records.] 
Henry Adelbert Booth. 

BENJAMIN BOSWORTH, Bristol, Rhode Island .... 1733-1810 
Appointed by the town to draw up resolutions sympathizing with the town 
of Boston for its active patriotism shown in the destruction of the tea ; he 
and other leading men contributed to the distressed inhabitants of Boston 
when that port was closed in 1774; October 7, 1775, he paid one-half of 
the indemnity demanded of the town of Bristol by the British, to save it 
from bombardment ; had charge of the purchasing of arms and construc- 
tion of fortifications; Representative to the General Assembly, 1775; 
Sergeant, Captain Carr's Company ; Lieutenant, Captain Allen's Com- 
pany; Major, Colonel Martin's Regiment, 1775. 

[R.I. Colonial Records; History of Bristol, R.I.] 
Thomas William Richmond. 

NATHANIEL BOSWORTH, Bristol, Rhode Island .... 1767-1853 
At the age of ten years he had charge of an ammunition wagon in his 
father's Regiment ; at twelve he assisted in removing cannon at night, and, 
when but thirteen years of age, was a Private in Captain Henry Tew's 
Company, Colonel John Hathaway's Regiment, which marched on a 
Rhode Island alarm, August 2-7, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Thomas William Richmond. 



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AMOS BOYDEN, Sturbridge 

Private, Captain Batchelder's Company, Colonel Wood's Regiment, for eight 
months, from June, 1778; Private, Captain Hammond's Company, 
Colonel Davis's Regiment, nine months, from July 6, 1779; marched to 
Springfield ; Private, Colonel Greaton's (Third) Regiment of the Continen- 
tal Army from January i to December 31, 1780; enlisted, November 3 
1779, for the war; was at West Point January 25, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] • 

Mason Amos Boyden. 

DAVID EMERY BOYNTON, Woodstock, Connecticut . . 1 757-1836 

Private, Captain Manasseh Sawyer's Company, Colonel Dykes's Regiment; 

four months' service, and five months' service as an artificer ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Pension Records.] 
George Stearns Parker. 

ANDREW BRADFORD, Andover, Vermont 1758-1836 

Performed some service in Massachusetts before emigrating to Ver- 
mont ; joined General Stark's army, and was with him at the battle of 
Bennington; Private, Captain M. Dustin's Company, Second New Hamp- 
shire Regiment ; was in all the battles in and about Saratoga and at Bur- 
goyne's surrender ; afterward stationed at West Point and on guard at 
General Arnold's house ; a pensioner. 

[War Department Rev. Claim. ; History Windsor County, Vt,] 
George Richard Bradford. 

JOHN BRADISH, Hardwick 1719-1781 

Member of a Committee of Correspondence chosen by the town of Hard- 
wick, August 22, 1774 ; re-elected in 1775, 1776, 1777 ; also a member of 
the Committee in the town of Cummington, 1778. 

[Paige's Hardwick.] 
John Quincy Bradish. 

DAVID BRADLEE, Boston 1742-1811 

First Lieutenant of Nixon's Regiment, May-December; quartermaster of 
Knox's Regiment, Continental Artiller}', December, 1775-October, 1776; 
Captain-Lieutenant, Captain Edes's (Fourth) Company, Colonel Crafts's 
Artillery Regiment; commissioned October 9, 1776; service from Janu- 
ary I, 1777-February 26, 1779; Captain of Ninth Company, same Regi- 
ment; service at Rhode Island, November-December, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Heitman's Register; Bradlee Family His- 
tory.] 
Walter Bradlee Snow. 

JOHN BRADLEY, Milton 1 743-1 795 

Captain of a Company of militia which marched to Roxbury after the Con- 
cord fight ; Captain of the Eighth (West Milton) Company, Colonel 



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Benjamin Gill's Regiment; at the fortifying of Dorchester Neck, March 
4, 1776; marched to Manchester, Vermont; service, August-December, 
1777- 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Teele's Milton.] 
Edwin Dexter Wadsworth. 

SAMUEL BRAGDON, York, Maine 1762-1852 

^nlisted 1780 in the Infantry, soon transferred to the Artillery; under 
General Knox at West Point, serving there at the time of the treachery of 
Arnold and arrest and execution of Andre; served from 1 780-1783. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Cushman Bragdon. 

THOMAS BRASTOW (BRISTOW), Wrentham 1740-1799 

Served as Post-rider in December, 1776, from Boston to Ticonderoga, as 
shown by memorandum in his own handwriting; Lieutenant, Captain 
Nathaniel Heath's Company, under Colonel Jonathan Reed and Colonel 
Jacob Gerrish, July 4-September 27, 1778; commissioned September 26, 
I jyS ; detailed to guard troops of convention. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Asaph Churchill. 
Horace Everett Ware. 
Moses Everett Ware. 

STEPHEN BRAYTON, Smithfield, Rhode Island .... 1741- 
Was elected to Town Council of Smithfield, Rhode Island, during the years 
1777-78; Town Treasurer, 1 786-1 791 ; appears on muster and payroll 
of Captain Tafts's Company, Colonel Nathan Tyler's Regiment, for 
service at Rhode Island, on alarm, July 27-August 7, 1780. 

[History of Smithfield ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; family records ; 
R.I. Records.] 
Thomas William Richmond. 

WILLIAM BREKENRIDGE (BRECKANRIDGE), Ware . 1723-1807 
Captain, Seventh Company, Fourth Hampshire County Regiment, April i, 
1776; in Colonel Porter's (Hampshire Countj^) Regiment, July 9-July 29, 
1777, under Colonel Seth Warner at Bennington; Delegate to the Pro- 
vincial Congress, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Genealog}- of James Breakenridge ; His- 
tory of Reed Family ; History of Fall River.] 
William Breckenridge Reed. 

ENOS BRIGGS, Berkley 

Private, Captain James Nichols's Company, Colonel Edward Pope's (Bristol 
Count\') Regiment; served under various Captains, 1 776-1 781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Calvin Sampson Lenox. 



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JAMES BRIGGS, Junior, Scituate 1719-1804 

Private, Captain Francis Cushing's Company, Colonel John Cushing's Regi- 
ment; service at Rhode Island, December, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Arthur Irving Nash. 
Herbert Nash. 
Nathaniel Gushing Nash. 

SETH BRIGGS, Berkley 

Private, Captain James Nichols's Company, Colonel Edward Pope's (Bristol 
County) Regiment, marched on the alarm of December 16, 1776. 

[Sec. of State, Mass.; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Calvin Sampson Lenox. 

ELIJAH BRIGHAM, Southborough 1 743-1804 

Lieutenant, Captain Josiah Fay's Company of minute-men, which marched 
at the Lexington alarm ; Member of the Provincial Congress at Water- 
town, May 31, 1775 ; one of the Committee in 1778 to report on a pro- 
posed constitution for Massachusetts. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Morse Genealogy.] 
Edwin Howard Brigham. 

JOHN BROCK, Woodstock, Connecticut 1 755-1802 

Private, Connecticut troops ; served under Captain Ephraim Manning and 
Colonel Durkee ; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records.] 
Greenleaf Coburn Brock. 

REUBEN BROOKS, Cheshire Society (Wallingford), Connecticut, 1 763-1 843 
Private, Captain Moses Bradly's Company, September, 1778, six months; 
Private, Captain Abner Bunnell's Company, Colonel Ward, 1779, three 
months; Private, Captain Woodford's Company, Colonel Parson, 1780, 
six months; Private, Captain Tuttle's Company, 1781, eleven months; 
Private, Captain Wadsworth's Company, Colonel Allen, 1782, eight 
months ; enlisted at Bristol, Connecticut. 

[Pension Records.] 
Samuel Doolittle Brooks. 

ABIJAH BROWN, Waltham -1818 

First Major, Colonel Thomas Gardner's Regiment, which marched on the 
Lexington alarm ; Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge's 
Regiment, June 21, 1775, and of Colonel Ephraim Wheelock's Regiment, 
June 26, 1776; service at Ticonderoga ; in command of the latter Regi- 
ment on its march via Skeensborough to Albany ; under Colonel Wood, 
at Peekskill, May 30, 1778 ; under Colonel Thomas Poor, at Fort Clinton, 
August-September, 1778, and at King's Ferry, February, 1779, in defence 
of the North River. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Jesse Albert Viles. 



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ABISHAI BROWN, Concord 1 746-1 799 

Captain of a Company raised April 20, 1775, marched to Cambridge; part 
of his Company were in the battle of Bunker Hill ; Captain, April 9, 1776, 
in one of the Middlesex County Companies for the defence of Boston; 
stationed at Hull, and aided in the action in which Colonel Campbell and 
three hundred Highlanders were captured ; Captain in an expedition to 
Rhode Island, July, 1777; during the campaign was commissioned Major 
of his Regiment; Major, Colonel Jacobs's Regiment, April 12, 1778, in 
Rhode Island. 

[Shattuck's Concord ; Concord Births, etc. ; Bond's Watertown ; fam- 
ily records ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Williams Fletcher. 

FRANCIS BROWN, Bridgewater, New Hampshire, .... 1 744-1 828 
Private, Captain Tilton's Company, Colonel Enoch Poor's Regiment, May 
I, 1775-December 31, 1776; severely injured in erecting barracks a 
Lechmore Point, Cambridge ; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records.] 
Fred Joy. 

PHILEMON BROWN, Sudbury 1742-1812 

Private, Captain John Nixon's Company of minute-men, Colonel Abijah 
Pierce's Regiment, marched on alarm of April 19, 1775; Captain Isaac 
Woods's detachment, marched September 5, 1777; guarding State stores 
at Sudbury. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Sudbury Records.] 
Herbert Sawyer Kimball. 

TITUS BROWN, Windsor, Connecticut 1 714-1802 

Answered Lexington alarm, and marched from Norfolk, Connecticut, April, 
1775; Private, Captain David Halt's Company, Ninth Regiment, Con- 
necticut militia, August-September, 1776; Private, Captain Charles 
Smith's Company, Ninth Regiment, Connecticut militia, November 15- 
December 26, 1776-77. 

[Conn. Men in Rev. War.] 
Plumb Brown, Junior. 

ZADOCK BROWN, Hanover, New Hampshire -1829 

Private, Captain John House's Company, Colonel Nahum Baldwin's Regi- 
ment of militia, which marched to re-enforce Clinton's Brigade at White 
Plains, and participated in that battle, October 28, 1776; served from 
September, 1776, to February, 1777; in Colonel Jonathan Chase's Regi- 
ment of New Hampshire militia, which re-enforced the garrison at 
Ticonderoga, June 27-July 4, 1777; in the alarm of September 26, 1777, 
he marched, with six horses, to the assistance of General Gates's army ; 
served altogether three tours of eight months. 
[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Chase's Hanover, N.H.] 
Arthur March Brown. 



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ANDREW BRUCE 

Member of the Committee of Observation for Frederick County, Maryland, 
January 24, 1775; also of the Committee for Pipe's Creek Hundred to 
solicit subscriptions for the purchase of arms and ammunition per order 
of the Provincial Congress. 
Webster Bruce. 

ZEBADIAH BUCK, Woburn 1719-1788 

Private, Captain Timothy Walker's Company, Colonel David Green's 
Regiment, at the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Alanson Nichols. 

JOSEPH BUCKMINSTER, Framingham 1697-1780 

His public services were previous to the outbreak of the war; as a Repre- 
sentative to the General Court, where he was instructed by the town of 
Framingham to oppose the Stamp Act; and again, in 1773, as one of a 
Committee to formulate an act of protest against aggressive acts of Great 
Britain ; a recognized patriot. 

[Barry's Framingham ; Temple's Framingham ; General Court Records.] 
Frank Carlos Griffith. 

EDWARD BUCKNAM, Athol 1741-1813 

Prominent in early affairs of Lancaster, New Hampshire, being first settler 
of the town, coroner, and Justice of the Peace for many years. He was 
sent by vote of the town, September 21, 1776, as an agent to the General 
Court at Exeter, New Hampshire, with a request for a Company of sol- 
diers to be located at Lancaster, asking that he should be in command ; 
he held the office of Captain for several years ; was elected Major of the 
Twelfth Regiment of the militia. 

[N.H. State Papers; N.H. House Journals.] 
Warren Furber Gould. 

ELIPHALET BURBANK, Bradford 1 760-1816 

Private, Captain John Peabody's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Francis's 
Regiment; six months' service; pay abstract dated November 29, 1776; 
also enlisted in Captain Jonathan Ayer's Company, Colonel Nathaniel 
Wade's Regiment, July-October, 1780; Company raised to re-enforce the 
Continental Army ; a pensioner. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Abraham Burbank Coffin. 
David Brainard Coffin. 

SAMUEL BURDITT (BURDETT), Maiden 1735-1809 

Lieutenant in Captain W. Hatch's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Bond's 



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Regiment ; Second Lieutenant, Colonel Ephraim Wheelock's Regiment, at 
Ticonderoga, October ii, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Maiden.] 
William Henry Winship. 
Stephen Henry Winship. 

JOSEPH BURLEIGH, Epping, New Hampshire 1756-1838 

Private, Captain James Morris's Company, Colonel Enoch Poor's Regiment, 
May 26, 1775, served two months, eleven days; Private, Captain Daniel 
Gordon's Company, Colonel Thomas Tash's Regiment, raised to re-en- 
force Continenal Army in New York, September 20, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Henry Gale Chamberlain. 

THOMAS BURRAGE, Newton 1731-1799 

Served in Captain Ebenezer Battelle's Company, Colonel Mcintosh's Regi- 
ment; in March, 1776, at Dorchester Heights and Cambridge; and in 
Rhode Island, 1777; was taken prisoner, 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Genealogy Burrage Family ; Dover Town 
Records.] 

Archie Hamilton Burrage. 
George Dana Burrage. 

JOSEPH BUTTRICK, Concord 1724-1803 

Contributed money to families of men who went to capture Burgoyne, 1777. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Alfred Asa Swallow. 

TILLY BUTTRICK, Concord 1 754-1837 

Private, Captain James Russell's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's Regi- 
ment, which marched to Dorchester, March 4, 1776, to re-enforce army; 
in Captain John Buttrick's Company of volunteers. Colonel Reed's Regi- 
ment, September 28-November 7, 1777, at the taking of Burgoyne; 
Sergeant, Captain Joshua Leland's Company of guards under Major 
Heath, September 30-November 10, 1779; Company detached by order 
of General Hancock to man forts at and about Boston. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Alfred Asa Swallow. 

DANIEL CALEF 1750-1803 

Gunner, Captain Philip Marett's (Fifth) Company, Colonel Thomas Crafts's 
Artillery Regiment, May 7-August i, 1777; same Company and Regi- 
ment : list of men who received bounty from April 30 to December 30, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Wallace Lunt. 

AMOS CALL 1 759-1 787 

Private, Captain Joshua Whitney's Company, Colonel Josiah Whitney's 



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Regiment, July 31-September 14, 1778; at Rhode Island; Private, Cap- 
tain Joshua L. Woodbridge's Company, Colonel Nathan Tyler's Regiment, 
June 25, 1779-December 25, 1779; at Rhode Island, same Company and 
Regiment ; raised by town of Montague for service in Continental Army 
during 1 780 ; Corporal, Captain Oliver Shattuck's Company, Lieutenant- 
Colonel Barnabas Sears 's (Hampshire County) Regiment, August 12-N0- 
vember 8, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Arthur Eugexe Newcomb. 

EZEKIEL CAPEN, Stoughtonham 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Everett's Company, Colonel Mcintosh's Regi- 
ment, General Lovell's Brigade, August i-September 14, 1778; service at 
Rhode Island. 

[Rev, Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Chandler Partridge. 
William Henry Partridge. 

ENOCH CARLETON, Amherst, New Hampshire 1 765-1 845 

Private, New Hampshire troops; enlisted at Amherst, part of the time 
sen'ing under Captain Munroe and Colonel Dearborn; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records ; Secombs's Amherst.] 
Andrew Jackson Carleton. 

OLIVER CARLETON, Amherst, New Hampshire .... 1732-1800 
Member of Committee to provide for families of non-commissioned officers 
and soldiers of the town ; signed the Association Test. 

[Secombs's Amherst.] 
Andrew Jackson Carleton. 

DAVID CARLISLE, Lunenburg 1 740/1 741-1797 

Captain, First Company, Colonel Abijah Stearns's (Eighth Worcester 
Count}) Regiment of militia; commissioned March 23, 1776: Captain of 
a Company drafted from same Regiment; one of the Committee of Safety. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Town Records of Lunenburg.] 
Herbert Stewart Robbins. 
George Sawin Stewart. 

SAMUEL CARLTON, Salem 1 731-1804 

He was in London when news reached there of the battle of Lexington, 
and immediately started for home, where he raised a Company and 
marched to Ticonderoga ; he removed a pane of glass from his parlor 
window, replacing it with wood, on which he painted, •' This pays no tax " ; 
he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Twelfth Massachusetts Infantry, No- 
vember 6, 1 776 : was with Washington at Valley Forge in the winter of 
1777-78: member of a ••Committee for carrving into execution the re- 



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solves of the American Congress"; also in 1776 of a Committee to erect 
fortifications; Representative to the General Court, June, 1776. 

[Felt's Annals of Salem; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Heitman's 
Register.] 
Samuel A. Carlton. 

ASAHEL CARPENTER, Rehoboth 1731-1809 

Private, Lieutenant Samuel Brown's Company, Colonel Thomas Carpen- 
ter's Regiment; six days' service on alarm of August i, 1780; marched 
from Tiverton, Rhode Island, doing duty under General Heath. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Horatio Carpenter. 
Albert Henry Drowne. 
Edward Albert Drowne. 

JOSIAH carter, Lancaster 1 726-181 2 

First Major, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, marched to Lexington on 
alarm of April 19, 1775; Lieutenant-Colonel, Eighth Worcester County 
Regiment; Colonel in the Eighth Regiment of militia, Worcester 
County, June 2, 1779; resigned, June 23, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Albert Carter. 

ALPHEUS GARY, Bridgewater 1761-1816 

Private, Captain Joseph Cole's Company, Colonel Robinson's Regiment, 
July-December, 1777; in same Company, Colonel John Jacobs's Regi- 
ment, January, 1778-January, 1779; service at Rhode Island; in Captain 
David Packard's Company, Colonel Gary's Regiment, marched on a 
Rhode Island alarm, July 22, 1 780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Harrison Coburn Hall. 

SIMEON GARY, Bridgewater 1 749-1 828 

Colonel, Plymouth and Barnstable Regiment, January 23, 1776; served in 
Boston till April i, 1876; again commissioned June 26, 1776; First 
Major, Third Plymouth County Regiment, February 7, 1776, Colonel 
Edward Mitchell's Regiment; Colonel, June 26, 1776. 

[Kingman's W. Bridgewater; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Horace Alden Keith. 
Wallace Gushing Keith. 
Elijah Austin Keith. 

JOHN CHADWICK, New Bedford 1749-1821 

First Lieutenant, Colonel Danielson's Regiment, May-December, 1775; also 
of Captain Nathan Peters's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Learned's (Third 
Continental) Regiment, January, 1 776-January, 1777; wounded at the 
battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776; Captain, Twelfth Massachu- 



iHecorti of itebolutionarrp SUnce^tor^. 143 

setts Regiment, November 6, 1776-September 8, 1778; commanded the 
detachment which placed the obstructions in the Hudson River to pre- 
vent British vessels from passing ; a pensioner. 

[Heitman's Register; Pension Records; commission in possession of 
family.] 
Nicholas Henry Chadwick. 

NATHANIEL CHANDLER, Minot, Maine 

Private, Captain Thomas Turner's Company, Colonel Thomas Marshall's 
Regiment, June 17, 1776-December I, 1776; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Nathan Hall Chandler. 

ABEL CHAPIN, Springfield 1756-1831 

Private, Captain Charles Colton's Company, Colonel Woodbridge's Regi- 
ment, for six months, 1776; service at Lake Champlain and Ticonderoga. 

[Pension Records.] 
Charles Wells Chapin. 
Edmund Dvvight Chapin. 
Edmund Dudley Chapin. 

EDMUND CHASE, Newbury 

Private, Captain Moses Litde's Company, at the Lexington alarm, April 19, 
1775; Private, Captain Nathaniel Marsh's Company, Colonel Gage's 
Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Herbert Dunham. 

EPHRAIM CHASE, Freetown 1 744-1836 

Seaman, sloop " Libert}^" which captured the " Margaretta," British tender, 
at mouth of Machias River, 1775; assisted in capturing two vessels, 
" Tatmagouch " and " Diligence," fitted at Halifax, and entered Machias 
River for purpose of retaking the " Margaretta " ; selected, with seven 
others, to bear despatches and convey prisoners to Cambridge ; received 
commission from Congress as Captain ; ordered to Machias River to 
defend harbor and supply troops and Indians with food and clothing. 

[Pension Records.] 
RoscoE Pierce. 

DANIEL CHENEY, Newton 1749-1831 

Private, Captain Amariah Fuller's Company, West Newton; marched on 
Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Jackson's Newton; Smith's Newton.] 
Albert Winslow Burnham. 

JOHN CHENEY, Newton 1740-1831 

Second Lieutenant, Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment, Captain Asahel 



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Wheeler's Company ; tried by general court - martial, Ticonderoga, 
November 2, 1776, charged with disobedience of orders; found ''not 
guilty," and acquitted. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Fred Augustine Cheney. 

ISAAC CHENERY, Holden 1742-1822 

On the alarm of April 19, 1775, mustered with the minute-men; chosen 
Surgeon by Captain James Davis's Company, marched to Cambridge; 
Surgeon in Colonel N. Wade's Company of the Twelfth Massachusetts 
Regiment; service in Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Thomas Loring Shute. 

AARON CHICK, York, Maine ". 1742-17 

First Lieutenant, Captain Thomas Hodgdon's Company, Second York 
County Regiment; commissioned April 29, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Greenough Chick. 

JOHN CHICK, Senior, Kittery, Maine 1751- 

Private, Captain Samuel Leighton's Company, Colonel James Scammon's 
(Thirtieth) Regiment, May 5-August 9, 1775 I drafted from York County 
for nine months; from time of arrival at Fishkill, June 4, 1778, in Captain 
Leighton's Company, Second Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Albert Brackett Chick. 

JOSEPH CHICKERING, Dedham, Fourth Parish .... 1717- 
Private, Captain E. Battle's Company of Dover minute-men, and took part 
in battle of Lexington. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History Chickering Family.] 
Archie Hamilton Burrage. 
George Dana Burrage. 

THOMAS CHIPMAN, Sheffield 1735-^792 

Private, Captain Roswell Downing's Company, Colonel John Ashley's 
Regiment, July 6-27, 1777; service in northern New York. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John McAllister Stevenson. 
William Chipman Stevenson. 

TIMOTHY FULLER CHIPMAN, Shoreham, Vermont . . 1 761-1830 
Private, Captain Enoch Noble's Company, Colonel Brown's Regiment; 
took the place of his father, who was drafted in 1777, and served on the 
retreat of the American forces before Burgoyne's army between Ticon- 
deroga and Fort Schuyler ; was discharged on the expiration of his term 



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of service, a few days before the battle of Saratoga ; Private, Captain 
John King's Company, Colonel Ashley's Regiment, July 21-August 15, 
1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Shoreham.] 
John McAllister Stevenson. 
William Chipman Stevenson. 

WILLIAM CHIPMAN, Wellfleet -1795 

Private, Captain Joseph Smith's Company, Colonel Freeman's Regiment, 
marched September 10, 1778, to Falmouth; Matross, Captain Micah 
Hamlen's Company, Colonel Freeman's Regiment, on alarm at Dart- 
mouth, Bedford, and Falmouth, September, 1778; Private, Captain 
Micah Hamlen's Company ot matrosses. Colonel Nathaniel Freeman's 
Regiment, on alarm March, 1779, at Falmouth; Private, Captain Micah 
Hamlen's Artillery Company, Colonel Nathaniel Freeman's Regiment, 
for service on two alarms in April and May and September, 1779; 
marched on four alarms to Falmouth ; appears with rank of Private on 
muster and pay roll, Captain Micah Hamlen's Company, Lieutenant- 
Colonel Hallett's Regiment, for service at Rhode Island ; enlisted, October 
30, 1780; detached to re-enforce Continental Army for three months. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frederic Russell Bates. 

TIMOTHY CHUBBUCK, Wareham 

Minute-man, Captain Israel Fearing's Company, at Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Plymouth and Wareham Town Records.] 
Edwin Sanford Crandon. 

URIAH CHURCH, East Haddam, Connecticut 

Private, Captain John Willey's Company, Colonel Joseph Spencer's Regi- 
ment, which marched for the relief of Boston in the Lexington alarm ; 
also Sergeant in Captain Eliphalet Holmes's Company of minute-men, 
May, 1776; enlisted, March 15, 1777, for three years; discharged, March 
5, 1780. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution. ] 
Charles Church McElwain. 

JONATHAN CLAP, Northampton (Easthampton) 1 713-1782 

Second Major, Colonel Seth Pomeroy's (Second Hampshire County) Regi- 
ment, February 8, 1776-April 14, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Horace Lyman Clark. 

JOHN CLARK, New Castle County, Delaware 1737- 

Private, Kirkwood's Company, Colonel David Hull's Delaware Regiment; 
enlisted, June 17, 1777, for the war. 

[Pension Records.] 
Augustus Taylor Clark. 



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JONAS CLARK. Lexington 1 730-1 805 

Minister from 1755 to 1805: the intimate friend of Adams and Hancock, 
who passed the night before the battle of Lexington at his house; "a 
recognized patriot '' ; preached the first anniversary' sermon of the battle 
of Lexington, and wrote an account of the same in 1776. 

[Hudson's Histor)' of Lexington.] 
Arthur French Clarke. 
Henry Paston Clark. 

MALATIAH CLARK, Rochester 1 761-1849 

Private, Captain Isaac Woods's Company, Colonel Thomas Carpenter's 
Regiment, July 20-August 27, 1777; list of men mustered in Plymouth 
Count)- by James Hatch, Muster-master, November 4, 1777, Captain 
Sparrow's Company, Colonel Keyes's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Town Rochester, R.I. Service.] 
Thomas Clark Atwood. 

THADDEUS CLARK, Williamsburg 1 766-1825 

Private, Captain John Carpenter's Company, May i8-August 18, 1781 ; 
Company detached to guard stores at Springfield ; enlisted August 20, 
1782, in Captain S. Smith's Company, Colonel Rufus Putnam's Regiment 
(afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel David Cobb's) ; served until 1 783 ; a 
pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Pension Records.] 
John Curtis Clark. 

DANIEL CLARY, New Ipswich, New Hampshire .... 

Private, on alarm of April 19, 1775; Private, Enoch Hale's Regiment, 
Captain Josiah Brown's Company, which marched to Ticonderoga to 
re-enforce Continental Army, May 6, 1777 ; in Captain Samuel Atkinson's 
Company, at Haverhill, New Hampshire, under direction of Committee 
appointed December i, 1776; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
George Thorndike Sleeper. 

ISAAC CLIFFORD, Kingston, New Hampshire 

Private, 'Captain John Calefs Company, Colonel T. Bartlett's Regiment ; 
Private, companies of minute-men in service at Winter Hill, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Peter Parker. 

JEREMIAH CLOUGH, Canterbury, New Hampshire . . . 1739-1815 
Captain, Colonel Enoch Poor's (Second New Hampshire) Regiment, May 24, 
1775 ; Captain, Colonel Enoch Poor's (Eighth) Regiment of Foot, January 
I, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Henry Gale Chamberlain. 



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DAVID COBB, Boston 1748-1830 

Second Lieutenant of Thomas's Massachusetts Regiment, May-December, 
1775; Lieutenant-Colonel of Jackson's (Sixteenth Massachusetts) Regi- 
ment, January, 1777-July, 1780; transferred to Ninth Massachusetts, 
January i, 1781 ; Aide-de-camp to General Washington, January-, 1781- 
January, 1783; Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant, Fifth Massachusetts, 
Januar)% 1783; Brevet Brigadier-General, September 30, 1783; Member 
of the Cincinnati. 

[Heitman's Register; Drake's Memorials of the Society of the Cin- 
cinnati.] 
Curtis Guild, Junior. 

SAMUEL COBB, Taunton 1753-1839 

Private, Second Company, Captain Waitstill Scott, Colonel Ashley's New 
Hampshire Regiment, which marched from Westmoreland, Chesterfield, 
and Hinsdale, New Hampshire, to Ticonderoga, on alarm of May 8, 1777 ; 
Captain John Houghton's Company, Colonel Baldwin's New Hampshire 
Regiment, service New York State; a pensioner. 

[N.H. State Papers; History Westmoreland, N.H. ; White's Coventry; 
U.S. Pension Rolls.] 
George Sawin Stewart. 

EPHRAIM COBURN, Second, Dracut 1 733-1810 

Lieutenant, under command of Stephen Russell, of Dracut, Colonel Green's 
Regiment, April 19, 1775 ; Lieutenant, Captain J. B. Varnum's Company, 
Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment, which marched and re-enforced 
Northern Army; service, September 29-November 7, 1777; Quarter- 
master, Colonel Samuel Denny's Second Regiment; ordered to march for 
Claverack, October 23-November 23, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Clarence Gilman Coburn. 
Joseph Bradley Varnum Coburn. 

JOHN COGGESHALL, Newport, Rhode Island 1 757-1 830 

Private, Captain Thomas Kempton's Company from Dartmouth, at the 
Lexington alarm ; in the same Company in Colonel Danielson's Regi- 
ment, May 8-August i, 1775; ^^ Bunker Hill, attack on Light-house 
Island, Boston Harbor, and elsewhere in the siege of Boston ; in the 
same Company for eight months ; Sergeant, Captain Perez Cushing's 
Company, Colonel Crafts 's Artillery Regiment, April 25-September 22, 
1778 ; served at Dartmouth. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; his letters.] 
LoTHROP Hill Coggeshall. 
John Wells Coggeshall. 

ISAAC COLBURN, West Dedham 

One of a Committee chosen to estimate sen-ices done since April, 1775, 



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respecting the present war, etc. : his name appears as having been paid 
^10 : in March. 1779. was chosen one of "a Committee to reckon with 
the Committee chosen to hire men for the service of the war." 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Jones Cox. 

JAMES COLLINS, Gloucester 1724- 

Captain, Colonel Moses Little's Regiment, June 15, 1775; stationed at 
Gloucester: also Major in same Regiment, June 27, 1775 ; Colonel, Sixth 
Essex County Regiment, April 24, 1777; attached to Brigadier-General 
Jonathan Titcomb's Brigade; sailed in privateer '* Cumberland" in 1778; 
the vessel was never heard from. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Daniel Oakes Marshall. 

CHARLES COLTON, Springfield (Longmeadow) 1 724-1 809 

Captain. Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge's (Third Massachusetts) Regiment, 
January i, 1777-September 16, 1778: Captain, Colonel Greaton's Regi- 
ment, Januar}' i, 1777-October i, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Heitman's Register.] 
Richard Wells Rice. 

JOHN COMER, Newport, Rhode Island 1747- 

Private, Captain Joseph Sprague's Company, Colonel Chad Brown's Regi- 
ment, August 21. 1778. 

[R.I. Historical Society Records.] 
Leonard Bradford Hatch. 

JONATHAN COMEY, Lexington 1746- 

Private, Captain John Howe's Company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's Regiment. 
[Bent's Comey-Comee Family.] 
Perley Pierce Comey. 

DANIEL CONANT, Chelmsford 1740-1808 

Participated in the battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775 ; Sergeant, Captain 
Silas Taylor's Company, Continental Army, September 22, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Henry Conant. 

JOHN COOK, Windsor, Connecticut 17 19-1779 

A Member of Connecticut Legislature, October session, 1777; served ever)' 
year from 1762 with the exception of 1776. 

[Roll of State Officers and Members General Assembly; History of 
Fariington, Conn.] 
Rollin Hill\'er Cooke. 

NICHOLAS COOKE, Pro\'idence. Rhode Island 1717-1782 

Performed services in the War of the Revolution as Deput}' Governor of 
Rhode Island from May to October, 1775, ^ Governor of Rhode Island 



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from October, 1775, to May, 1778, and as one of the Committee of Corre- 
spondence, Inspection, and Safetj' of Providence, Rhode Island. 

[R.I. Colonial Records ; Diet of Am. Biography ; Annals of Providence, 
R.I.] 
William Watson Waterman. 

JOHN COOLIDGE, Boston 1749/1 750-1 798 

Second Lieutenant, Jonathan Stoddard's Company, Henrj' Bromfield's Regi- 
ment, November 25, 1776: enlisted from Fifth Ward of Boston; Second 
Lieutenant, Captain Jonathan Stoddard's Company of Artiller}*. Thomas 
Crafts's Regiment May 8, 1777-July 8, 1777; Second Lieutenant John 
Hinckley's Light Infantr}- Company, Captain Jabez Hatch's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Burroughs Coolidge. 

JOHN COTTON, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 17 50-1 820 

Private, Captain Ezekiel Gile's Company, Colonel Stephen Peabody*s 
Regiment, raised by the State of New Hampshire for Continental sen-ice 
at Rhode Island, June 8, I778-Januar}- 4, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank Ethridge Cotton. 

THOMAS COUCH. Fairfield. Connecticut 1751-1817 

Quartermaster of the Fifth Connecticut, Colonel Waterbury, 1775; in the 
assault on Quebec under Montgomery as Quartermaster Sergeant 

[Conn. Men in the Rev.] 
Leonard Crocker Couch. 

THOMAS COWDIN, Fitchburg 1 720-1 792 

Corporal, Captain William Thurlow's Company, commanded by Major 
Ebenezer Bridge ; marched on the Bennington alarm, August 22, 1 777 ; 
in 1778 enlisted for eight months* service in New York: Captain, 
Colonel James Denny's Regiment October 26. 1 779 ; Company detached 
to re-enforce Continental Army at Claverack, New York, and served 
until after the surrender of BurgONTie. 

[Rev. RoUs Mass. Archives ; commission in possession of family.] 
James Cowdix Madison Upton. 

ISRAEL COWLS (COWXE), Second, Belchertown . . . . 1 754-1 782 
Private. Lexington alarm-rolL Captain John Cowls's Company, Colonel 
Woodbridge's Regiment: Private, muster-roll Captain John Cowls's 
Company, Colonel B. R. Woodbridge's R^fiment, August i, 1775; 
Captain John Cowls's Company, Colonel B. R. Woodbridge's Regiment, 
Prospect HilL October 30. 1775 '■ Private. Captain Elijah Dwight's Com- 
pany, Colonel Elisha Porter's Hampshire County Regiment : to Benning- 
ton, August 17. 1777: Private. Captain Jonathan Bardwells Company, 



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Colonel Elisha Porter's Regiment, September 22, 1777; discharged, 
October 17, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Daniel Pomeroy Cole. 

SAMUEL COX, Dorchester 1 716-1806 

Private, Captain Oliver Billings's Company, Colonel Samuel Robinson's 
Regiment, at the Lexington alarm ; Third Corporal, Captain Lemuel 
Clap's (First) Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, March 4, 
1776, at the taking of Dorchester Heights; Corporal of Lieutenant 
William Foster's detachment from Colonel Pierce's Regiment, March i- 
April 4, 1778 ; service at Long Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Jones Cox. 

SAMUEL COX, Junior, Dorchester 1 760-1 81 3 

Private, Lieutenant William Foster's detachment from Colonel Pierce's 
Regiment, March-April, 1778, at Long Island; enlisted into the Conti- 
nental Army, July, 1779 ; served in the Colonel's Company of the Ninth, 
Colonel Wesson's Regiment; discharged, April 17, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Jones Cox. 

BENJAMIN CRAFTS, Essex 1 738-1823 

Sergeant, Captain A. Marsters's Company from Manchester, at Lexington 
alarm; Second Lieutenant, Captain Benjamin Kimball's Company, 
Colonels Mansfield and Hutchinson, Nineteenth Regiment, Continental 
Army ; stationed at Winter Hill during siege of Boston until November 
15? ^77 5i when discharged on account of the situation of his family in a 
seaport town ; he furnished the army with one hundred pairs of shoes a 
month, being a cordwainer by trade. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; The Crafts Family.] 
Edwin Curtis Crafts. 

THOMAS CRAFTS, Boston 1 740-1 799 

One of the Sons of Liberty directly concerned in the hanging of Oliver in 
effigy; one of the Boston Tea Party; July 19, 1774, chosen on the Com- 
mittee of Ways and Means; December 7, 1774, one of a Committee of 
seven for carrying resolution of the late Continental Congress into exe- 
cution; May I, 1776, chosen on a Committee of Correspondence of 
Safety and Inspection; November 11, 1776, as a member of a Com- 
mittee to prepare a list for collecting on account of the damages sustained 
since the Boston Port Bill; May 3, 1777, chosen on a Committee to take 
the mind of the town with respect to best method of preparation and de- 
fence at this crisis; May 28, 1777, one of a Committee of five appointed 



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to prepare a draft of instructions for our Representative in General As- 
sembly regarding a plan for a new government; July 23, 1777, chosen on 
a Committee to procure subscriptions for the alleviations of the distresses 
caused by the siege ; Colonel of the Regiment of Artillery known as the 
Massachusetts State Train, May, 1776-February, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; The Crafts Family; Tea Leaves.] 
Walter Bradlee Snow. 

THOMAS CRANDON, Plymouth 1728-1821 

Captain of a Company raised for seacoast defence, July 15, 1775, ^^ the^ 
vicinity of New Bedford ; Captain, Colonel John Hathaway's Regiment,. 
Rhode Island, August 2-8, 1780; appears on a Hst of officers of the 
Massachusetts militia as Captain in the Fifth Company, Second Bristol 
County Regiment, commissioned August 10, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth.] 
Edwin Sanford Crandon. 
John Howland Crandon. 

JOSEPH CRESAP, Webster, Maryland 1755-1827 

Second Lieutenant, First Battalion of Rifles, commanded by his uncle. 
Captain Michael Cresap, which marched to Boston and joined General 
Washington's forces in 1775. 

[McSherry's History of Maryland.] 
Webster Bruce. 

THOMAS CRESAP, Frederick County, Maryland .... 1702-1788- 
Member of the Committee of Observation for Frederick County, Mary- 
land, 1775 5 Delegate to the Maryland Convention of 1775. 
Webster Bruce. 

JOSIAH CROCKER, Taunton 1742-180S 

First Lieutenant, Captain S. Fales's (First Matross) Company, September 
30, 1776, Colonel G. Williams's Regiment; marched on an alarm to 
Rhode Island, December 8, 1776; Captain, Colonel Carpenter's Regi- 
ment, July 27-September 9, 1778 ; service on a Rhode Island expedition; 
also on an alarm, August 2, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Taunton.] 
Leonard Crocker Couch, 

JAAZANIAH CROSBY, Billerica 1753- 

Private, Captain John Bridge's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's Regi- 
ment, March 4, 1776; service at Roxbury ; also in Captain Stephen 
Dana's Company, Colonel Samuel Thatcher's Regiment; service at 
Roxbury. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Samuel Trevett Crosby. 



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SAMUEL CUMINGS, Stoughton 

Private, Captain Peter Talbot's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's Regi- 
ment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; in Captain Simeon Leach's 
Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, which marched to fortify 
Dorchester Heights, March 4, 1776; in Captain Thomas White's Com- 
pany, Major Edward Proctor's detachment of guards, December 10, 1777- 
March i, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Chandler Partridge. 
William Henry Partridge. 

SAMUEL CUNNABELL, Boston 171 7-1 796 

Private, Captain Enoch Chapin's Company, Colonel Jacob Gerrish's Regi- 
ment of Guards; engaged July 15, 1778; discharged December 31, 1778; 
service, five months, nineteen days; Company detached from Hampshire 
County militia to guard stores at Springfield and Brookfield for six 
months, from July i, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank H. Snow. 

JACOB BAGLEY CURRIER, Amesbury 1 753-1 831 

Private, Captain Timothy Barnard's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; 
Private, eight months. Bunker Hill service; in Captain William Hudson 
Ballard's Company, Colonel Frye's Regiment ; one of the veterans present 
at laying of corner-stone of Bunker Hill monument, 1825. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Jacob Bagley Currier. 

ABEL CURTIS, Stockbridge 1 741-1829 

Served in Captain Jabez Colt's Company, Colonel Rossiter's Regiment, in 

1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Stockbridge.] 
Frank Sutphin Curtis. 

CALVIN CURTIS, Hanover 1747-1821 

Private, Captain Amos Turner's Company minute-men, Colonel John Bailey's 
Regiment, at the Lexington alarm ; Sergeant, Captain Amos Turner's 
Company, General John Thomas's Regiment, August i, 1775; Captain, 
Amos Turner's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regiment, Roxbury, 
December 22, 1775; Sergeant, Captain Lemuel Curtis's Company, 
Colonel Anthony Thomas's Regiment, March 5, 1776; Plymouth County 
Regiment ; Second Lieutenant, Colonel Josiah Whitney's Regiment, for 
defence of Boston ; Lieutenant, Captain Nathaniel Winslow's Company, 
Colonel J. Whitney's Regiment; Committee of Correspondence and 
Safety, 1775, 1776, 1777, and 1780; in Captain Seth Stowers's Company, 
Colonel J. Robinson's Regiment, June 27, 1777; Captain, Colonel John 
Jacobs's Regiment, April 23, 1778-January i, 1776; Captain, Colonel 



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Jacobs's Regiment, September 17, 1779; Company raised from First and 
Second Plymouth County Regiments for two months ; marched by order 
of Council, July, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls. Mass. Archives; Stetson's Hanover; Town Records, 
Hanover.] 
William Wallace Lunt. 

ELNATHAN CURTIS, Stockbridge 1712-1781 

Major, Colonel Fellows's Division, Roxbury, until after the evacuation of 
Boston, 1776; at White Plains, October 28, 1776; one of twenty minute- 
men under the command of Jahred Woodbridge, who went to the assist- 
ance of Generals Stark and Gates in opposing Burgoyne's plans in 1777 ; 
Private and Sergeant in 1777-80, 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Histor}' of Stockbridge.] 
Frank Sutphin Curtis. 

WILLIAM CURTIS, Stoughton 1715-1807 

Private, Captain Peter Talbot's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's 
Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; Corporal, Captain 
Robert Swan's Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment ; service at 
Castle Island, December 19, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Wallace Penniman. 

WILLIAM CURTIS, Junior, Stoughton 1 753-1844 

Private, Captain Peter Talbot's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's 
Regiment, which marched on alarm of April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Wallace Penniman. 

STILES CURTISS, Stratford, Connecticut 1708- 

Private, Captain Yates's Company, Colonel Whiting's (Fourth) Regiment, 
Connecticut militia, at Peekskill, October, 1777. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
John Graham Moseley. 

JOSEPH GUSHING, Hingham 

A recognized patriot. 

[History of Hingham.] 
John Wilder Fairbank. 

NATHANIEL GUSHING, Hingham 1753" 

Drummer, Captain William Turner's Third Company, Colonel Anthony 
Thomas's Regiment, at the Lexington alarm, from Scituate ; Private on 
Company return, dated October 6, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Arthur Irving Nash. 
Herbert Nash. 
Nathaniel Gushing Nash. 



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JAMES CUSHMAX, Kingston 1756-1832 

Private, Captain Jesse Harlow's Company, Lexington alarm, April 20-27, 
1775; Private, Captain Rider's Company, Rhode Island, December 11- 
24. 1776; Corporal, Captain Goodwin's Company; secret expedition to 
Newport, Rhode Island, September 25-October 31, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
James Martyn Cushman. 

SIMEON CUTLER, Holliston 1 749-1 798 

Sergeant, Captain Leland's Company of minute-men. Colonel Abijah 
Pierce's Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm; Second 
Lieutenant, Fourth Company, Fifth Middlesex County- Regiment, July 6, 
1780; Lieutenant, Captain Staples Chamberlain's Company, Colonel 
Abner Ferry's Regiment, July 28-August 7, 1780; service in Rhode 
Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Cutler Memorial and Gen. History-.] 
Waldo Bridges Whitixg. 

JOSEPH CUTTER. Jaffrey, New Hampshire 1752-1840 

Sergeant and Lieutenant of the Jaffrey Company at Bunker Hill; named in 
the list of volunteers from Jaffrey ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Edward Jones Cutter. 
Henry Arthur Cutter. 
Leonard Taylor Cutter. 
John Clarence Cutter. 

JOHN DAGGETT, Attleborough 1 724-1803 

Colonel, Fourth Bristol County Regiment, which marched at the Lexington 
alarm; commissioned February 7, 1776; service for the defence of Rhode 
Island, Januarj'-April, 1778, General Joseph Spencer's Brigade ; also same 
service, August, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Edward McClellan. 

JONATHAN DAMON, Dedham 

Private, Captain Aaron Fuller's Company of minute-men, which marched 
from the first parish in Dedham on the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Jones Cox. 

AMARIAH DANA, Amherst 1 738-1830 

Private, Captain James Hendrick's Company, Colonel Lovell's Regiment, 
January 13, 1776; in Captain John Thompson's Company, Colonel Leon- 
ard's (Hampshire County) Regiment, May 7, 1777; marched to re-enforce 
the Northern Army in Captain Reuben Dickinson's Company, Colonel 
Parker's Regiment, August, 1777; also in 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Storer Eaton, Junior. 



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DAVID DANA, Dedham 1 760-181 1 

Private, Captain Aaron Smith's Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regi- 
ment, August 15-November 29, 1777; marched to re-enforce Northern 
Army, July 15-December 25, 1780; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Archie Hamilton Burrage. 
George Dana Burrage. 

THOMAS DANFORTH, Norton 1 760-1845 

Drummer, Captain Williams's Company, Colonel Walker's Regiment, May 
2, 1 775 ; Drummer and Fife Major, Colonel Abiel Mitchell's (Bristol 
County) Regiment, July 28-October 31, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Augustus Hatch. 
Lincoln Danforth Hatch. 
Percival Snelling Hatch. 

TIMOTHY DANIELS, Sherborn 1722-1802 

One of the Selectmen of Sherborn to vote for the independence of the Col- 
onies, May 21, 1776; allowed with fifteen others ^10 each, it being 
the sum each one paid toward the war, April i, 1779. 

[Sherborn Town Records.] 
Lew Cass Hill. 

JOHN DARY (DERRY), Norton 1758-1824 

Private, Captain Isaac Hodges's Company, serving in Rhode Island, 1776; 
Private, Captain Israel Trow's Company, service at Rhode Island, May 
14-July 6, 1777; Private, Captain Isaac Hodges's Company, Colonel 
George Williams's Regiment, September 25, 1777; Captain Robinson's 
Company, July 29, 1778. 
George Allen Dary. 

BENJAMIN DAVENPORT, Dedham 1743-1833 

Private, Captain Aaron Fuller's Company, at Lexington, April 19, 1775; 
Private, Captain Abel Richards's Company, Colonel Benjamin Howe's 
Regiment, September 25, 1777-October 28, 1777, expedition to Rhode 
Island; same Company, March 23-April 6, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Dedham Historical Society Register; 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1879.] 
John Eaton Alden. 
Charles Davenport. 
Bennett Franklin Davenport. 

MATTHEW DAVENPORT, Shrewsbur>- 1745- 

Private, Captain Robert Andrews's Company of minute-men, at the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, from Second Precinct of Shrewsbury; Private, Captain 
Joseph Warren's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Wheelock's Regiment, 
September 27, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Herbert Sawyer Kimball. 



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AMASA DAVIS 1739-1821 

Staff officer in the Commissary Department of Massachusetts during the 
Revolution; member of a Committee appointed by the General Court, 
June 12, 1779, ^o purchase supplies for that part of the Continental Army 
raised in Massachusetts; Quartermaster-General of the State for thirty 
years ; American Commissary to the prisoners after Burgoyne's surrender. 

[Mass. Resolves, 1779, 1780, 1781.] 
Thomas Lothrop Motley. 
Montgomery Davis Parker. 

BENJAMIN DAVIS, Duxbury, Vermont . 1752-53-1830 

Private, Captain Frye Bayley's Company, Colonel Peter Olcott's Regiment, 
September 23-October 27, 1777; Private, Captain Joseph Slimmer's 
Company, Major John Barrow's Regiment; Private, Captain Huckin's 
Company, on an alarm at Peacham, August 15, 1781. 

[War Records, Adjt.-Gen.'s Office, Montpelier ; History of Bradford.] 
George Adams Davis. 

HENRY DAVIS, Groton 1 758-1 842 

Private, Captain Philip Thomas's Company, Colonel James Reed's (New 
Hampshire) Regiment, May-August, 1775; was at the batde of Bunlcer 
Hill; enlisted into the Continental Army, June 2, 1778, for nine months; 
Sergeant, Captain Abel Stevens's Company, Colonel Nichols's (New 
Hampshire) Regiment; joined the Continental Army at West Point, July- 
October, 1780 ; present at the time of discovery of Arnold's treason. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Charles Hiland Hall. 

ISAAC DAVIS, Scarborough, Maine 

Private, Captain Larrabee's Company, Colonel Fogg's Regiment; enlisted 
into the Continental Army, June, 1778-March, 1779; service at West 
Point, in Colonel Turner's (Fifteenth) Regiment ; Corporal, Captain 
Adam Martin's Company, Colonel Nathan Tyler's Regiment, September- 
December, 1779 ; service at Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
MiLLBURY Franklin Roak. 

JOHN C. DAVIS, Marbletown, New York 1755- 

Private, Captain Schoonmaker's Company, Colonel McLaughlin's Regi- 
ment, May-November, 1777; Private, Captain Pell's Company, Colonel 
Van Cortlandt's Regiment, March-September, 1778; battles of Still- 
water and Monmouth. 
[Pension Records.] 
Charles Howard Carter. 
Charles Newman Carter. 
Frank Burtchel.l Carter. 
William Wood Carter. 



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ROBERT DAVIS, Boston 1 747-1 798 

One of the Boston Tea Party, December 16, 1773 ; took part in the siege 
of Boston and the expulsion of the British fleet from Boston Harbor; a 
Son of Liberty ; first Lieutenant, First Regiment, Colonel Joseph 
Vose, January i, 1777; Captain, November 4, 1777-April, 1779; at 
Valley Forge, 1777; at Rhode Island, 1778-79. 

[Rev Rolls Mass. Archives ; Heitman's Register ; Tea Leaves ; Pen- 
sion Records.] 
Joseph Alba Davis. 
Edward Allyn Trowbridge. 

SAMUEL DAVIS, Gloucester 1 750-1825 

Private, Captain Barnabas Dodge's Company, Colonel Baldwin's Regiment ; 
enlisted. May 2, 1775 ; received wages for month of August at Chelsea 
Camp, September 13, 1775; also in privateer "General Stark," from 
Gloucester. 
Daniel Oakes Marshall. 

EBENEZER DAY, West Springfield 1 736-1 805 

Private, Captain Joseph Morgan's Company, raised in New Hampshire 
County from Colonel Moseley's Regiment, by order of Brigadier-General 
Danielson, October 26, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Historical Records First Church, North- 
ampton; History Day Family.] 
John Franklin Jones. 

EBENEZER DEAN, Taunton 

Appears among a list of officers of the Massachusetts militia as Captain, 
Third Bristol County Regiment, commissioned April 5, 1776; Cap- 
tain, Colonel John Daggett's Regiment, on a return of Captain Deane's 
Company, in service at or near Howland's Ferry, for defence of Rhode 
Island, January i, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Milton Dean. 

JEREMIAH DEARBORN, Portsmouth, New Hampshire . . 1743-1816 
Corporal, Captain Joseph Clifford's Company, Colonel Joshua Wingate's 
Regiment, stationed for the defence of Piscataqua Harbor at Pierce's 
Island, November 5, 1775. 
[Archives State of N.H.] 
George Henry Pendergast. 

JOSEPH DeLONG, Saratoga County, New York 1763-1821 

Private, Captain Jacob Yates's Company, Fourteenth Albany County Regi- 
ment, New York State militia, under command of Colonel Peter Yates, 
fall of 1780; Private, Captain Silas Gray's Company, belonging to a 



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regiment of levies for the defence of the State raised in the spring of 
1 78 1, under command of Colonel Marinus Millett ; a pensioner. 

[Records University State N.Y. ; Pension Records.] 
Edwin Richard DeLong. 

JABEZ DENNISON, Bernardston 1759- 

Appears on a descriptive list of men raised to re-enforce the Continental 
Army for six months, during 1780; marched, July i, 1780; discharged, 
November 30, 1780; return by Brigadier-General Paterson, dated 
Camp Totaway, October 25, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Briggs E. Potter. 
William Henry Potter. 

SAMUEL DENNY, Leicester 1731-1817 

Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel William Henshaw's Regiment, which marched 
on the Lexington alarm; Colonel, First Worcester County Regiment, 
February 2, 1776, and of the Second Regiment, October 21 -November 
26, 1779; stationed at Tarrytown; Representative to the General Court, 
1778 ; Member of Convention to ratify the Constitution. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Denny Family; Washburn's Leicester.] 
John Balch Blood. 
Wilson Waters. 

JACOB DENTON, Braintree 1 760-1 839 

Private, Captain Thomas Newcomb's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Thayer's 
Regiment, July 22-October 10, 1780; three months' levies raised to 
re-enforce Continental Army ; parts of Company stationed at West Point 
and Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Eben Denton. 

mCHARD DEVENS, Charlestown 1721-1807 

Member of the Committee of Safety ; active in starting Paul Revere on his 
ride to Lexington and Concord ; Commissary-General during entire Rev- 
olution, 1 775-1 783. 

[Frothingham's History of Charlestown ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Devens. 
Clifford Devens. 

JOHN DEXTER, Marlborough 

Private, Captain Silas Gates's Company, Colonel Ward's Regiment, which 
marched on the Lexington alarm ; in Captain Caleb Brooks's Company, 
Colonel Dike's Regiment, December, 1775-March, 1777; in Captain 
William Morse's Company, Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment, October- 



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November, 1777, which marched to re-enforce the Northern Army under 
General Gates, against Burgoyne. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Jones Cox. 

OLIVER DICKINSON, Litchfield, Connecticut 1 757-1 847 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Tuttle's Company, Colonel Charles Webb's 
Regiment, raised for one year, January i, 1776; joined his Regiment in 
the Bowery, New York City ; taken ill ; upon evacuation ol New York, 
conveyed to Bergen, New Jersey ; rejoined his Company at King's Bridge, 
doing light duty until retreating to White Plains, where he was placed on 
guard over wagons containing ammunition ; on alarm of advance of the 
British to Danbury, Connecticut, he was called out under Lieutenant 
Parmelee, April 27, 1777; coast-guard service under Captain Catlin at 
New London ; a pensioner. 
Edward Collins North. 

LEMUEL DILL, Hingham and Sherborn 

Drummer, Captain Aaron Gardner's (First) Company, Colonel Bullard's 
(Fifth Middlesex County) Regiment, December 12, 1777; joined Captain 
Allen's Company, Colonel Crane's Regiment ; enlisted for the war ; trans- 
ferred to Captain Thomas Jackson's Company; served till January, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Hingham.] 
James Harlow Daly. 

ROBERT DINSMOOR, Windham, New Hampshire .... 1 757-1836 
Name appears in Captain John Nesmith's Company, raised in Windham, 
1775; Fifer, Captain Amos Gage's Company, Colonel Daniel Morse's 
Regiment, which marched from Pelham, New Hampshire, September 29, 
1777, and joined the Continental Army at Saratoga, New York; dis- 
charged, October 28, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Charles Irving Nesmith. 
Samuel Martin Nesmith. 

NATHANIEL DOANE, Wellfleet 

Private, Captain Isaiah Higgins's Company, Major Zenas Winslow's Regi- 
ment, September 9-13, 1778; marched on alarm at Falmouth; in 
Captain Thomas Nickerson's Company, Major Winslow's Regiment, 
September, 1778; marched on alarms at Bedford and Falmouth. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Clark Adams. 

ISRAEL DODGE, Beverly 1 740-1822 

A Member of the Committee of Safety in Salem, March 13, 1775, serving 



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with his brothers-in-law, Colonel Timothy Pickering, John Pickering, and 
George Williams. 

[Pickering Genealogy ; Life of Timothy Pickering.] 
John Robinson. 

JACOB DODGE, Wenham 1715-1792 

Private, Captain Thomas Kimball's Company of minute-men, Colonel John 
Barker's Regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Herbert Sawyer Kimball. 
Herbert Wood Kimball. 
Thomas Beale Wales, Junior. 

JEREMIAH DODGE, Wenham . • 1744-1821 

Private, Captain Eliphalet Spofford's Company, Colonel Samuel Gerrish's 
Regiment, marched from Rowley to Cambridge on alarm of April 19, 

1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Joseph Dodge Jewett. 

JOSHUA DODGE, Third, Beverly 1721- 

Private, Captain Caleb Dodge's Company of minute-men from Beverly, at 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; belonged to alarm list. 

[Essex Antiquarian, Salem ; Rev. Rolls" Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Stanton George. 

JOSHUA DODGE, Fourth, Danvers 1740- 

Private, Captain Samuel Flint's Company, Colonel Timothy Pickering's 
Regiment, on alarm of April 19, 1775; also served in Captain William 
Towne's Company of Danvers, 1778. 

[Essex Antiquarian ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Stanton George. 

LUKE DODGE, Ipswich 1 733-1827 

Private, Captain James Hatch's Company of minute-men, which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Ipswich Hamlet to Mystic. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Elisha Perkins Dodge. 

JOTHAM DONNELL, York, Maine 1749-50-1833 

Name appears on a muster-roll of men called out on alarm, April 19, 1775, 
Captain Johnson Moulton's Company, of York ; Corporal, Captain Darby's 
Company, Colonel James Scammon's Regiment, August i, 1775; Ser- 
geant, Captain Donnell's Company, Colonel Brewer's Regiment, January 
22, 1778; Sergeant, Lieutenant-Colonel E. Sprout's Regiment, 1777-80. 

[Records, York, Me. ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Albert Donnell. 



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DAVID DRAPER, Uxbridge 

Corporal, Captain Joseph Chapin's Company, at the alarm of April 19, 
1775; Private, Captain John Tyler's Company, Colonel Joseph Reed's 
Regiment, December 10, 1775; also in Captain Caleb Whitney's Com- 
pany, Colonel Benjamin Hawes's Regiment, discharged September 12, 
1778; service in Rhode Island; in Captain Thaddeus Read's Company, 
Colonel Nathan Tyler's Regiment, discharged August 7, 1780; service at 
Tiverton, Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Marble Rawson. 

NATHANIEL DROWNE, Bristol, Rhode Island 1740-1817 

Private, Captain Stephen Richardson's Company, Colonel George Will- 
iams's Regiment; service, September-October, 1777; marched from 
Attleborough on a secret expedition; Private, Captain Nathaniel Heath's 
Company, Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment, April-July, 1778; Private, 
Lieutenant John Dix's Company, Colonel Jacob Gerrish's Regiment, July, 
1 778, as guard at Fort No. 2, Cambridge. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Albert Henry Drowne. 
Edward Albert Drowne. 

SOLOMON DROWNE, Rhode Island 

Surgeon from 1776 to 1780 in various hospitals and regiments; was in 
Sullivan's Rhode Island expedition in 1780; Surgeon of the private 
sloop-of-war "Hope"; the friend of Lafayette and other French officers, 
who intrusted their invalid soldiers to his care. 

[Genealogy of the Family of Solomon Drowne, M.D., with Notices of 
his Ancestors, 1646-1879; Toner's Medical Men of the Revolution.] 
Luther Washburn Drown. 

STEPHEN DUDLEY, Littleton 1 735-1 784 

Private, Captain Woods's Company, Colonel Reed's Regiment, at Cam- 
bridge, from April to July, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Horace David Arnold. 
Myron Samuel Dudley. 

ASA DUNHAM, Plymouth County 

Private, Captain Calvin Partridge's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel 
Peirce's Regiment, Rhode Island service ; Private, ShurtlefE's Company, 
Colonel Lothrop's Regiment, Rhode Island service ; Private, Captain 
Jesse Harlow's Company, for seacoast defence. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Herbert Dunham. 



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SAMUEL DURANT, Billerica 1749-1819 

Appears on muster-roll of minute-men, Captain Moses Greeley's Company, 
Nottingham, New Hampshire, on alarm, April 19, 1775 ; Private, Captain 
William Reed's Company, Colonel Nahum Baldwin's Regiment, raised to 
re-enforce Northern Army, taking part in the battle of White Plains, 
October 28, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Francis Alanson Nichols. 



RICHARD DURFEE, Freetown 

Captain, Colonel John Cook's Regiment, July, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Fall River.] 
William Breckenridge Reed. 

BENJAMIN DURRELL, Senior, Arundel, Kennebunkport, 

Maine 171 5-20-1 784 

Captain in the militia. May 29, 1775, Arundel, Maine; one of the Comxmittee 
of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety during 1774, 1776, 1778, 1779; 
Member of Massachusetts Legislature from Arundel for year 1776; ap- 
pears as Major in the town records. 

[Mass. Gen. Court Records ; Arundel Town Records ; Bradbury's 
Kennebunkport.] 
Oliver Heber Durrell. 

BENJAMIN DW^INELL, Boxford 1726-1805 

Private, Captain Jacob Gould's Company, Colonel Samuel Johnson's Regi- 
ment, which marched on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775, from 
Boxford. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Thomas Dwinell. 

THOMAS DWINELL, Boxford 1752-1838 

Private, Captain Jacob Gould's Company, Colonel Samuel Johnson's Regi- 
ment, at the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; re-enlisted, April 26, 1775, Captain 
William Perley's Company, Colonel James Frye's Regiment; Private, 
Captain David Howlett's Company, June 29, 1777, which marched from 
Keene to re-enforce the Continental Army at Ticonderoga. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Rev. Soldiers N.H.] 
Frank Thomas Dwinell. 

ELKANAH DYER, Portland, Maine 1 758-1 820 

Private, Captain Joshua Jordan's Company, Colonel Mitchell's Regiment, of 
Massachusetts, July 17-September 25, 1779. 
Charles Edmund Legg. 

BEZALEEL EAGER, Northborough 171 3-1 787 

Selectman, 1775; Chairman of Committee of Correspondence, i77^-77 '■, 



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received from the town in 1778 £\^ for services in the war and ^25 for 
cash given for carrying on the war. 
[Northborough Town Records.] 
Charles Henry Eager. 
George Eugene Eager. 

FRANCIS EAGER, Northborough 1 737-1810 

Member of the Committee of Correspondence, 1780 ; Selectman, 1781-82. 
[Northborough Town Records.] 
Charles Henry Eager. 
George Eugene Eager. 

NATHANIEL EAMES, Framingham 1703-1796 

Private, Captain Jesse Eames's Company, at Lexington alarm, April 19, 

1775- 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Francis Fobes. 

NATHANIEL EAMES, Junior, Framingham 1747-1820 

Private, Captain Micajah Gleason's Company of minute-men, which took 
part in the battles of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Francis Fobes. 

JONATHAN EASTMAN, Concord, New Hampshire . . . 1 746-1 834 
Private, Captain Joshua Abbott's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry 
Gerrish's Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, September 28, 1777* 
which marched from Concord and other towns to join the Northern Con- 
tinental Army at Saratoga. 

[N.H. State Papers ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Ambrose Eastman. 

OBADIAH EASTMAN, Salem, New Hampshire 1747-18 12 

Corporal, Captain Jesse Page's Company, Colonel Jacob Gale's Regiment, 
August 5, 1778-August 25, 1778; service at Rhode Island; Private, 
Captain Joseph Hutchins's Company, in the Northern Department, com- 
manded by Major-General Gates. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Horace Lathrop Niles. 

RICHARD EASTMAN, Concord, New Hampshire .... 1 747-1 826 
Private, Colonel Thomas Stickney's Regiment, commanded by Henry 
Gerrish, raised in Concord, July 5, 1777, for the relief of the garrison at 
Ticonderoga; Signer of Association Test. 

[Town Records, Conway; Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Bouton's Concord, N.H. ; 
History of Carroll County.] 
Alonzo Willard Barnes. 
Albert Barnes. 



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JSrOAH EATON, Framingham 1 708-1 791 

Third Sergeant, Captain Simon Edgett's Company, at the Lexington 
alarm; Corporal, Captain Walter McFarland's Company, Colonel 
Cyprian Howe's Regiment, for service in Rhode Island, July 24-October 
30, 1780; Private, Captain Joseph Winch's Company, Colonel Samuel 
Bullard's Regiment, August i6-December 10, 1777; at Bennington, Sara- 
toga, and surrender of Burgoyne. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Temple's Framingham.] 
Charles Lincoln Parker. 
Peter Parker. 

SAMUEL EATON, Reading (North Parish) 1 753-1 829 

Private, Captain John Bachellor's Company of minute-men at the Lexington 
alarm; Private, Captain John Bachellor's Company, Colonel Bridge's 
Regiment, April 24-September 25, 1775; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Pension Records; North Parish Records, 
Reading.] 
Warren Everett Eaton. 

JOSHUA EDDY, Middleborough 1 748-1833 

Private, Captain William Shaw's Company, which marched to Marshfield on 
the Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain Joshua Benson's Company, 
Colonel Theophilus Cotton's Regiment, May 3-August 9, 1775, ^t 
Roxbury; Ensign, Sixteenth Continental Infantry, January-December, 
1776; Captain, Fourteenth Massachusetts, January, 1777-October 15, 
1778; suffered severely in the disastrous retreat from Ticonderoga, 
July, 1777; participated in the battles of Saratoga, Bemis Heights, and 
Stillwater; at the surrender of Burgoyne, Oct. 17, 1777; at the battle of 
Monmouth, June 28, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Heitman's Register.] 
Joshua Eddy Crane. 

SETH EDDY, Middleborough 1 754-1 837 

Private, Captain William Shaw's First Company of Middleborough minute- 
men, which marched to Marshfield at the Lexington alarm ; Private, Cap- 
tain Thomas Turner's Company, Colonel Thomas Marshall's Regiment, for 
service in Boston and at Hull, June lo-August i, 1776; Private, Captain 
Nathaniel Wood's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Sprout's Regiment, for 
two alarms to Dartmouth, May 6 and September 13, 1778; present at 
Bunker Hill, in New Jersey, and at Valley Forge. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Eddy Genealogy.] 
Lewis Eddy. 
Frank Lewis Eddy. 
Otis Eddy. 

JOHN EELLS, Salisbury, Connecticut 1753-1840 

Fifer, Captain David Benedict's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel John Mead's 



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Ninth Regiment of militia, called upon by Washington to meet enemy's 
attacks upon New York, August 12-September 14, 1776; Private, 
Lieutenant Carter's Company, Ninth Regiment, October 25, 1776-January 
25, 1777 ; after the battle of White Plains, ordered to march to the West- 
chester border, under General Wooster's command ; Corporal, Captain 
Reuben Scofield's Company, Ninth Militia Company, in Ninth Regiment, 
June i8-July 17, 1777. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
Frank James Barrett. 

CHARLES EMERSON, Derryfield, New Hampshire . . . 1746-1830 
Private, Captain John Moore's Company, Colonel John Stark's Regiment, 
April 24-August I, 1775; at battle of Bunker Hill; in Captain Joshua 
Abbot's Company, Fifth Regiment of Foot, Continental Army, April, 
1776; at Mt. Independence, November 5, 1776; also on a certificate 
of the Selectmen of Derryfield for abatement of taxes {2s. 6d.) of men 
who were in first campaign and enlisted for another. 

[N.H. State Papers; Rev. Rolls.] 
Moses Reed Emerson. 

JOB EMERY, Berwick, Maine 1 744-1 828 

Appears on an order for bounty coat for eight months' service in Captain 
James Hubbard's Company, Colonel E. Doolittle's (Twenty-fourth) Regi- 
ment, camp at Winter Hill, October 30, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Records Town of Berwick.] 
George W Emery. 

STEPHEN GILMAN ETHRIDGE, Sandwich, New Hampshire -1833-34 
Private, Captain Joseph Badger's Company, in 1776; appears in list of men 
raised to re-enforce the army at Crown Point. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank Ethridge Cotton. 

JEREMIAH EVERETT, Attleborough 1 740-1 831 

Surgeon, Colonel Dike's Regiment, August 21, 1776; Surgeon, same com- 
mand, stationed at Dorchester Heights until March i, 1777; Surgeon, 
Major Ebenezer Bridge's Regiment; service at Saratoga, by Resolve of 
September 22, 1777 ; Surgeon, Colonel Stearns's Regiment, for service on 
alarm at Bennington by order General Stark and Colonel Warner, com- 
manded by Major Bridge; marched ninety miles toward Bennington. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Almon Everett Hall. 

OLIVER FAIRBANK, Lancaster 1751-1829 

Private, Captain Daniel Robbins's Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's 
Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm from Lancaster to 



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Cambridge ; Corporal in a Lancaster Company which marched on the 
Bennington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Wilder Fairbaxk. 

GEORGE FALL, Lebanon, Maine 1 754-1 832 

Private, Captain David Copp's Company of minute-men, Colonel Win- 
gate's Regiment, November 5, 1775; Private, Captain Cain's Com- 
pany, Colonel Poor's (Second New Hampshire) Regiment; Sergeant, 
May 19, 1780, in all the battles of the New Hampshire Brigade under 
Colonel Poor from Saratoga to Yorktown; mustered out, April, 1783; 
service, seven years, five months. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Charles Gershom Fall. 
George Howard Fall. 

BENJAMIN FARNHAM (FARNUM), Andover 1746-1833 

Lieutenant, Captain Thomas Poor's Company, Colonel James Frye's Regi- 
ment, at the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; Lieutenant in the same Company at 
Cambridge, May 17, 1775; Captain, Colonel James Frye's Regiment, 
Cambridge, October 6, 1775; Captain, Colonel Isaac Smith's Regiment, 
March 13, 1776; Captain, Colonel Benjamin Tupper's (Fifteenth) Regi- 
ment, January i, 1777-March 28, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Peter Smith. 

HUMPHREY FARRAR, Lincoln 1 741 -after 1805 

Private, Captain William Smith's Company, Colonel Abijah Pierce's Regi- 
ment minute-men, at Lexington, April 19, 1775; Private, Captain Hart- 
well's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's Regiment, Massachusetts 
militia; at Dorchester Heights, March 4, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Moulton Adams. 

JOHN FARRINGTON, Fryeburg, Maine 1 743-1809 

Private, Captain Stephen Farrington's Company, August 4-8, 1781; served 
on an expedition sent by the town of Fryeburg to the relief of inhabitants 
of Androscoggin River. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Willey's History; Seegar's Narrative.] 
Southwell Farrington. 

ABRAHAM FARWELL, Groton 1 743-1 829 

Corporal, Captain Ebenezer Bridge's Company, Colonel John Whitcomb's 
Regiment, which marched from Fitchburg to Cambridge, April 19, 1775 ; 
August, 1777, in Captain William Thurlow's Company, Major Ebenezer 



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Bridge's Regiment, which marched on alarm at Bennington, August 
22, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Francis Mansfield. 
Daniel Gardner Mansfield. 

FRANCIS FAULKNER, Acton 1728- 

Second Major and Colonel of the Third Middlesex Militia Regiment, 
1 776-1 780; was at the battle of Lexington; engaged in the siege of Bos- 
ton ; was with General Gates at Saratoga ; and conducted the British 
prisoners to Boston. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Heitman's Register ; Shattuck's Concord ; 
Transactions of the Lexington Historical Society.] 
Cyrus Hamlin. 
Edwin Howard Brigham. 

JAMES FAUNCE, Plympton 1 744-1 782 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Goodwin's Company of Plymouth, Colonel 
Theophilus Cotton's Regiment, September 25-October 31, 1777 ; marched 
on secret expedition against Newport, Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Henry Faunce. 
Elmon Crocker Faunce. 

THOMAS FAUNCE, Plymouth 1745- 

Private, Captain Abraham Hammatt's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; 
Private, Captain Mayhew's Company, Colonel Cotton's Regiment, May i- 
August 9, 1775; in Captain Mayhew's Company, Colonel Cotton's Regi- 
ment, October 7, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Herbert Bryant Turner. 
Edwin Sanford Crandon. 

BENJAMIN FAXON, Pembroke 1764- 

Private, Captain Nathan Alden's Company, Major Eliphalet Carey's Regi- 
ment of militia, which marched to Rhode Island on alarm, July 22, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Lincoln Dodd. 

JAMES FAXON, Braintree 1 764-1 842 

Musician in Captain LesHe's Company ; after Bunker Hill, stationed at Fort 
Independence, Boston Harbor ; Matross, Massachusetts troops, enlisted at 
Braintree, under Captain Lincoln's Company, Colonel Revere's Regi- 
ment ; served nine months, twenty-one days ; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
James Faxon. 
Elisha John Faxon. 



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ISAIAH FAXON, Braintree 1734-1810 

Private, Captain John Vinton's Company, December 28, 1775; i^ the same 
Company for eight months, from May 3, 1776 ; in Captain Abner Crane's 
Company for three months, from February 4, 1779; in Captain Eliphalet 
Thorp's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel J. Brooks's (Seventh) Regiment, 
enlisting for three years, from March 20, 1781 ; in Captain Nathaniel C. 
Allen's Company of the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment ; reported sick 
at New Windsor in July, 1783. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Leeds. 
Francis Leeds. 
Henry Alfred Leeds. 

BENJAMIN FISHER, Dedham 1721-1777 

Private, Captain William BuUard's Company, Colonel Heath's Regiment, 
Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775 ; Private, Captain William Bullard's 
Company, Colonel William Mcintosh's Regiment, March 4, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Henry Fisher. 

MOSES FISHER, Dedham 1755-1847 

Private, Captain William Bullard's Company, Colonel Heath's Regiment, 
Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Henry Fisher. 

SOLOMON FLAGG, Needham 1 733-1806 

Private, Captain Aaron Smith's Company, Colonel William Heath's Regi- 
ment at Lexington alarm ; Sergeant, Captain Kilton's Company, Colonel 
John Paterson's Regiment, August i-October, 1775; Private, Captain 
Aaron Smith's Company, Colonel William Mcintosh's Regiment, to assist 
in taking and fortifying Dorchester Heights; Sergeant, Captain Chris- 
topher Marshall's Company, Colonel Thomas Marshall's Massachusetts 
Regiment, December 17, 1776-February i, 1777; Sergeant, Colonel 
Marshall's Regiment, January i, 1777-December 31, 1779; appears in 
a return of men raised under Resolve of December 2, 1 780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Bond's Watertown.] 
Edward Herman Flagg. 

DANIEL FLETCHER, Concord 1718-1776 

Major of a Regiment raised in Middlesex County for an expedition to Can- 
ada, Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment, June 26-November 30, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Theodore Cornelius Bates. 

EPHRAIM FLETCHER, Sutton 1 740-1 836 

Private, Captain John Putnam's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Learned's 



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Regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; in Captain 
Caleb Whiting's Company, Colonel Benjamin Hawes's Regiment; service 
in Rhode Island, July 30, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Fletcher and Wright Genealogies.] 
Henry Kirk Wight. 

JAMES FOLSOM, Exeter, New Hampshire 1756- 

Private, Peter Coffin's Company, Colonel Joseph Cilley's Regiment, at 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 24, 1775, one of the Companies 
of minute-men raised pursuant to order of the Committee of Safety, 
October 12, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
George Combe Folsom. 

DANIEL FORBES, Westborough 1 710-1780 

A Member of the Committee of Correspondence from Westborough in 1774, 
and Representative to the Massachusetts General Court in 1777. 

[Town Records, Westborough.] 
Obadiah Rich. 

GIDEON FOSTER, Andover 1739- 

Private, Captain Joshua Holt's Company, on the alarm of April 19, 1775. 
[Bailey's Andover; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Edward Gleason. 

JAMES FOSTER, Winchester, New Hampshire 1 764-1 829 

Private, Captain James Carr's Company, Second New Hampshire Regiment, 
Colonel George Reid, enlisted February 19, 1 781, to serve three years; 
appears on the rolls of the Ninth, known also as the Fifth, Company of 
the New Hampshire line, March-December, 1783. 

[War Dept., Wash., D.C.] 
Joseph Dwight Stratton. 

JEDIAH FOSTER, Farmington, Connecticut 1 749-1819 

Private, Captain Selah Heart's Company, Colonel Erastus Wolcott's Regi- 
ment, December, 1775-February, 1776; formed a part of the detachment 
from the army that occupied Boston after the enemy evacuated the town. 

[Record of Service, Conn. Men, Rev. War.] 
Frank James Barrett. 

JONATHAN FOSTER, Ware 1740-1805 

Private, Lieutenant Josiah Wilson's Company, Colonel Porter's Regiment 
of militia, which marched on an alarm to re-enforce the army under Gen- 
eral Gates, September-October, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Ware Town Records.] 
Arthur Eugene Newcomb. 



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JOSEPH FOSTER, Senior, Gloucester 1 730-1804 

Member of the Massachusetts Legislature, July, 1775; "leader of his 
townsmen " in defence of Gloucester, when attacked by the British sloop- 
of-war "Falcon," August 13, 1775; chosen by the Legislature, December 
3o> ^77 5j to command the seacoast forces at Gloucester, with the rank of 
Colonel; commissioned by the Council Commander of letter-of-marque 
Ship "Polly," February 20, 1781 ; captured, and a prisoner of war at 
Halifax, July 23, 1782; Member of the Committee of Correspondence; 
Representative; Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, 1779. 

[Force's Am. Archives, Fourth Series, IIL 271; IV. 1246-47; Rev. 
Rolls Mass. Archives; Babson's Centennial Oration, 1875; Babson's 
Gloucester; copy of parole papers.] 
Joseph Foster. 

JOSEPH FOSTER, Junior, Gloucester 1764-1816 

Third Mate of letter-of-marque Ship "Polly"; captured, and a prisoner of 
war at Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 23, 1782. 

[Babson's Gloucester ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Joseph Foster. 

JOSIAH FOWLE, Woburn 1731-1805 

Lieutenant, Captain Fox's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; in Captain 
Jesse Wyman's Company ; five months' service at Ticonderoga in 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Town Records.] 
James Luther Fowle. 

WILLIAM FOWLE, Woburn 1 763-1 850 

Private, Captain William Green's Company, Colonel Howe's Regiment, 
August 6-November i, 1780; service in Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
James Luther Fowle. 

JOHN FREEMAN, Eastham 1761-1817 

Private, Captain Samuel Knowles's Company, Colonel Zenas Winslow's 
Regiment, which marched on the alarm to Bedford and Falmouth, 
September 6-13, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Eastham Town Records.] 
William Freeman Sparrow Cummings. 

WINTHROP FROST, Lee, New Hampshire 1753-1810 

Drummer, Captain Smith Emerson's Company, on Seavey's Island, Novem- 
ber 5, 1775; in Captain Stephen Clark's Company at Winter Hill, De- 
cember, 1775; a Lieutenant and Captain of militia after the close of 
the war. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Charles Buzzell Frost. 



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JAMES FRYE, Andover 17 10-1776 

Colonel, Essex County Regiment, before the Revolution, and entered the 
war with his Regiment ; present at the battle of Bunker Hill, and was 
wounded on the retreat ; died from the effects of the wound. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Walter Clark Bates. 
Daniel Ames Kimball. 

EZEKIEL FULLER, Ludlow 1 758-1 838 

From the town records of Ludlow, in 1781, it was voted to pay Sergeant 
Ezekiel Fuller and three others ";!^I2 silver money for services in the 
army"; also his name appears among the list of thirt>^-one men from 
Ludlow who served in the Revolutionary War ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Ludlow; Pension Records.] 
Frederick William Fuller. 

STEPHEN FULLER, Attleborough 1742-1832 

Service at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 5 Drummer, Captain Stephen Richard- 
son's Company, April 21-May 15, 1777; service in Rhode Island; Pri- 
vate, Captain Alexander Foster's Company, Colonel Thomas's Regiment, 
July 27-31, 1780, in Rhode Island; Private, Captain Enoch Robinson's 
Company, Colonel Isaac Dean's Regiment, July 31, 1780, in Rhode 
Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Nelson Macy Barrett. 

LEVI FURBER, Newington, New Hampshire 1751-1829 

Sergeant, Captain Nicholas Rawling's Company, Colonel Abe Drake's 
Regiment, raised out of a regiment commissioned by General Whipple 
to re-enforce the Continental Army at Stillwater, September, 1777; a 
member of Captain David Copp's Company of minute-men, November 
25, 1775, at Winter Hill. 

[N.H. State Papers.] 
Warren Furber Gould. 

AARON GAGE, Bradford 171 7/1 8-1 790 

Sergeant, Lieutenant Benjamin Bower's Company, which marched from 
Merrimack to Ticonderoga on the alarm, June 30, 1777 ; discharged, July 

4, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank Augustine Gardner. 

PHINEAS GAGE, Methuen 1758- 

Private, Captain James Ford's Company, Colonel Moses Nichols's Regiment, 
Stark's Brigade of New Hampshire troops, in the Continental service, 
July 2o-September 19, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank Augustine Gardner. 



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BENJAMIN GALLUP, Junior, Dalton 1739-1841 

Corporal, Captain Zebulon Norten's Company, Major Caleb Hyde's detach- 
ment, July 11-27, 1777; Corporal, Captain John Bacon's Company, Major 
Hyde's detachment. General Rossiter's Brigade, October 20-28, 1781, at 
Stillwater. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Clarenxe Wescott Gallup. 
Harvey Alpheus Gallup. 

SAMUEL GARDNER, Hingham 1745-1831 

Sergeant, Captain Enoch Whitton's Company, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's 
Regiment, April 19, 1775; Sergeant, Captain Pyam Cushing's Company, 
Colonel Solomon Lovell's Regiment, March 4-8, 1776, re-enforcing the 
army at Dorchester; served at Hull as Sergeant, Captain Cushing's 
Company, Colonel Lovell's Regiment, on two alarms ; served at Rhode 
Island, Captain Joseph Soper's Company, Colonel Theophilus Cotton's 
Regiment, March 5, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Hingham.] 
Charles Francis Mansfield. 
Daniel Gardner Mansfield. 

SIMON GARDNER, Salem 1 743-1 781 or later 

Private, Captain Brown's Company, Colonel Mansfield's Regiment, May 25, 
1775; Private, same Company, October 6, 1775; Private, Company of 
volunteers from Salem, Captain Samuel Flagg, on expedition to Rhode 
Island, August 4, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Essex Institute's Historical Collections.] 
Frank Augustine Gardner. 

ISRAEL GATES, Conway 1727- 

Private, Captain Reuben Dickinson's Company, Colonel B. R. Wood- 
bridge's Regiment, May-August, 1775 ; said to have served two years at 
different times. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
James Moseley Gates. 

SAMUEL GATES, Junior, Stow 1 756-1834 

Private, Captain William Whitcomb's Company, Colonel James Prescott's 
Regiment, at Concord and Lexington, April 19, 1775; also at the battle 
of Bunker Hill ; same Company of Colonel Josiah Whitcomb's Regiment 
at Hull, July 18, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Cyrus Henry Whitney. 
James Francis Whitney. 



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ELBRIDGE GERRY, Marblehead 1 744-1 814 

Member, First Provincial Congress, Massachusetts; Member, Continental 
Congress, January', 1776; Signer of the Declaration of Independence; 
Governor of Massachusetts, 1810-12; Vice-President United States, 
March 4, 18 13. 
George Hinckley Lyman. 

NATHANIEL GETCHELL 1749- 

Private, Captain Abraham Taylor's Company, Colonel Thomas Poor's 
Regiment, May 25, 1778-January 25, 1779; ^^ Colonel Prime's Regi- 
ment, Brigadier-General Wadsworth's Brigade, at Thomaston, April 19- 
November 29, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frederick Francisco Kimball. 

LEWIS GILBERT, Easton 1754-1835 

Private, Captain Macy Williams's Company, on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
Private, May 2, 1775, ^^ Captain Williams's Company, Colonel Timothy 
Walker's Regiment, at Easton. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Gilbert Rude. 

EZEKIEL GILE, Plaistow, New Hampshire 1743-1827 

Selectman, 1775; Second Lieutenant, Captain Richard Dowe's Company, 
on Great Island, November 5, 1775; First Lieutenant, Captain Jacob 
Webster's Company, Colonel Jonathan Bumham's Regiment, at siege of 
Boston; Ensign, Captain David Quimby's Company, Colonel Wingate's 
Regiment, January 15, 1777; First Lieutenant, Captain Richard Weare's 
Company, Colonel Scannell's Regiment, under Major-General St. Clair at 
Fort Ticonderoga ; Captain of Volunteers from Plaistow, which joined 
Northern Army at Saratoga, October, 1777; at surrender of Burgoyne 
took part in convoying prisoners to Boston, January i, 1778-January 6, 
1779; Captain, Colonel Peabody's Company, at Rhode Island campaign, 
1780 ; a Member of General Court of New Hampshire, March 30, 1785 ; 
Major, Seventh New Hampshire Militia; renominated by George Wash- 
ington, March 27, 1793. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; family records.] 
Francis Nelson Chase. 

THOMAS GILES, Senior 1 730-1 775 

Private at Bunker Hill ; the day after the battle he suddenly fell, and in- 
stantly expired. 

[Giles Memorial.] 
Benjamin Herbert Giles. 
Daniel Oakes Marshall. 



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THOMAS GILES, Junior, Amesbury or South Danvers . . 1754-1795 
Private, Captain Barnard's Company, Colonel Little's Regiment, eight 
months, from May 15, 1775; was at Bunker Hill; Private, Captain Pills- 
bury's Company, Colonel Smith's Regiment, of the Continental Army, May 
3? 1777-May 3, 1780; sail-maker on the ship "Mars," Captain Sampson, 
June 8, 1780-March 12, 1 781; transferred to frigate "Alliance," March 
21, 1781; was on the "Alliance," May 28, 1781, when she encountered 
the sloop-of-war " Atlanta," sixteen guns, one hundred and thirty men, 
and the brig " Trepassy;" fourteen guns, eighty men; was on board her 
when she brought from France the Treaty of Peace ; five years in the 
army, three years in the navy; at the close of the war the United States 
were in debt to him for nearly the whole of the eight years' service, which 
debt was never paid to him or his family by pension or otherwise. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; roll of ship " Mars," June 8, 1780.] 
Benjamin Herbert Giles. 
Daniel Oakes Marshall. 

JONATHAN GILMAN, Exeter, New Hampshire 

Private, Captain Joseph Bodge's Company, raised for Canada, July, 1776; 
mustered with Captain Bodge's Company to re-enforce the army at Crown 
Point. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Exeter History; Exeter Records.] 
Gorham Dummer Gilman. 

SAMUEL GILMAN, Exeter, New Hampshire 1 752-1838 

Private, Captain Samuel Young's Company, Colonel Timothy Bedel's Regi- 
ment, Northern Continental Army, 1778; on muster-roll of Company com- 
manded by Captain Timothy Barron, Colonel Timothy Bedel's Regiment ; 
on frontier adjacent to Connecticut River, April 6, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Pension Records ; Exeter History ; Exeter Rec- 
ords.] 
Gorham Dummer Gilman. 

JAMES GILMORE, Amherst, New Hampshu-e 1739-1825 

Signed the Association Test; Private, Captain Crosby's Company, which 
marched to Cambridge at the Lexington alarm, and became the Ninth 
Company of Colonel Reid's Regiment; was at Bunker Hill; Ensign, 
Captain Barron's Company, Colonel Wyman's Regiment, July, 1776, to 
re-enforce the army in Canada; discharged, October 27; Sergeant, Cap- 
tain Bradford's Company, Colonel Nichols's Regiment, against Burgoyne 
in 1777, and was at Bennington. 

[History of Amherst, N.H. ; Rev. Rolls N.H.; Pension Records.] 
Nelson Macy Barrett. 
Joseph Henry Gilmore, Junior. 



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ENOCH GLOVER, Dorchester 1 734-1801 

Private, Lemuel Clap's Company, serving in March and June, 1776; at 
Castle Island, March-April, 1776; and under Major Heath in and around 
Boston during 1779-80. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Ben'Jamin Read Wales. 

JONATHAN GLOVER, Marblehead 1731-1804 

Colonel of the Fifth Essex Militia Regiment, 1776; brother of General 
John Glover, commander of the Marblehead Regiment ; Jonathan Glover 
armed, equipped, and fed a large number of his brother's Regiment at his 
own expense, and marched with it to Cambridge three days after the 
battle of Bunker Hill; this was refunded after the war by the town; 
Member of the General Court, 1776-77. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
JosiAH Morse Crocker. 

RICHARD GODFREY, Senior, Taunton 1711-1792 

Major; a Member of the Revolutionary Committee of Safety, 1775. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Bristol County History.] 
George Allen Dary. 

RICHARD GODFREY, Junior, Taunton 

Private, Captain Daniel Drake's Company, Colonel Luke Drury's Regiment, 
Bristol County militia ; marched to North River by Resolve of June 
30, 1 781 ; Sergeant, Josiah King's Company, Colonel George Wil- 
liams's Regiment, September 29, 1777; marched on secret expedition; 
Private, Captain Jacob Haskins's Company, Colonel Abiel Mitchell's 
Regiment, July 27, 1780-October 31, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Bristol County History.] 
George Allen Dary. 

HEZEKIAH GOFF, Junior, Middletown, Connecticut . . . 1 754-1848 
Private, Captain Abraham Filer's Ninth Continental Company, Colonel 
Jedediah Huntington's Regiment, July 9-December 10, 1775; at the 
Lexington alarm and Bunker Hill; with Wayne at Stony Point; served 
under Captain Story and Colonel Jackson, enlisting from Middletown, 
for three years ; a pensioner. 

[Records Rev. Ancestors; Pension Records.] 
Andrew Jackson Carleton. 

JOHN GOTT, Junior, Gloucester 1 754-1812 

Corporal, Captain John Rowe's Company, Colonel Bridge's Regiment, en- 
camped at Winter Hill ; was in the battle of Bunker Hill ; seaman in 



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privateer brig, " Yankee Hero " ; taken prisoner by the frigate " Milford," 
carried to Halifax, and confined on board a prison-ship. 

[Babson's Gloucester; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Gott. 

Charles Sumner Parsons. 
Clarence Tibbetts Parsons. 
William Dunning Parsons. 

JOHN GOULD, Third, Topsfield 1746-1819 

Private, Captain Joseph Gould's Topsfield Company of minute-men, at 
the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Topsfield Records.] 
George Lambert Gould. 
Warren Furber Gould. 

JOSEPH GOULD, Topsfield 1726-1803 

Captain, Topsfield Company of minute-men, at the Lexington alarm; 
Major, Colonel John Cogswell's Regiment; Member of the Committee of 
Correspondence and Public Safety. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; The Family of Zaccheus Gould; Tops- 
field Records.] 
George Lambert Gould. 
Warren Furber Gould. 
Llewellyn Lincoln Greeley. 

DANIEL GOWING, Junior 1754-1835 

Private, Captain Timothy Walker's Company, Colonel Greene's Regiment, 
at the Lexington alarm; in Captain Cadwallader Ford's Company, 
Colonel Brooks's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Robert Hosmer Gowing. 

TIMOTHY GREENE, Second, Amherst 1748-1822 

Private, Captain Reuben Dickinson's Company, Colonel Woodbridge's 
Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; in same Company, 
Colonel Elisha Porter's Regiment, July, 1777; marched to Moses Creek; 
also, same Company and Regiment, October, 1777, on the alarm at 
Stillwater; Corporal, Captain Samuel Fairfield's Company, Colonel 
Nathan Sparhawk's Regiment, September-December, 1778; service at 
Dorchester. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Harvey B. Greene. 
John Morton Greene. 

WILLIAM GREENLEAF, Boston 1724-1803 

Member of the Committee of Correspondence; Member of the Provincial 
Congress; intimate friend of General Washington, and supplied the 



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headquarters at Cambridge with furniture ; First Sheriff under the Revo- 
lutionary authorities. 

[Boston Town Records, 1772; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Year 
Book 111. Soc. S. A. R., 1896; Greenleaf Genealogy; Heitman's Regis- 
ter; Snow's Boston.] 
Franklin Dana Amsden. 
Henry Frank Amsden. 
Dawes Eliot Furness. 

THOMAS GREENOUGH, Boston 1710-1785 

Member of the Committee of Correspondence through the war, an active 
patriot, and a man of large influence. The Greenough mansion at 
Jamaica Plain was used for military and hospital purposes by the gov- 
ernment during the Revolution. It was built in 1760 by Commodore 
Loring, commanding the British naval forces at Boston, and by him 
occupied till the outbreak of hostilities. The Committee of Correspond- 
ence held meetings here. General Greene occupied it during the siege of 
Boston. It has been occupied by a lineal descendant ever since. 

[Drake's Roxbury; family papers.] 
Alfred Munroe. 

ABIJAH GREENWOOD, Holden 1749-1814 

Corporal, Captain William Marean's Company, Colonel Doolittle's Regi- 
ment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Hubbardston. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Horace Washburn Otis. 
Ward Marshall Otis. 

SAMUEL GRIFFIN, Bradford 1756-1811 

Private, Captain Ezra Towne's Company, Colonel James Read's Regiment; 
was at Bunker Hill. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Rev. Rol!s Mass. Archives.] 
Harlan Page Whitcomb. 

BENJAMIN GROSS, Truro 1759-1844 

Enlisted, at the age of sixteen, in the Canadian expedition in 1775, 
under General Schuyler, and suffered great hardship; was in the Con- 
tinental Army at the crossing of the Delaware, Christmas Eve, 1776; 
in the battles of Trenton and Princeton ; re-enforced the army at the 
invasion of New York by Burgoyne ; taken prisoner and confined in the 
prison-ship "Jersey"; survived an attack of small-pox; afterwards was 
transferred to a prison in England until exchanged ; a pensioner ; part 
of the time he served under Captain Vose and Colonel Greaton. 

[Pension Records.] 
Henry Lunt Gardner. 



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NEHEMIAH GROVER, Gloucester 1731-1804 

Private, Captain Joseph Whipple's Essex County Company, stationed at 
Manchester and Gloucester, July 19, 1775-December 31, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Johnson Tarr. 

JOSEPH GUILD, Dedham i735-i794 

Captain of minute-men of Dedham, with his command at Ticonderoga and 
Montreal; Member of the Committee of Safety and Muster-master in 
1775; member of Committee to provide for families of non-commis- 
sioned officers and privates, 1777; Member of Committee of Correspond- 
ence, Inspection, and Safety, 1780-81 ; Captain, Colonel William Heath's 
Regiment, 1775-76. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Barnett Guild. 

GIDEON GUNN, Pittsfield 1734-1827 

Private, Captain Amos Rathburn's Company, Colonel Benjamin Simonds's 
(Berkshire County) Regiment, December, 1776-February, 1777; service 
at Ticonderoga as a scout ; in Captain Peter Porter's Company, Colonel 
John Brown's (Berkshire County) Regiment, which marched to Benning- 
ton and brought one hundred and sixty-nine prisoners to Springfield, by 
order of General Lincoln, September-October, 1777. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Pittsfield.] 
John Henry Manning. 
Frederick Syreno Parker. 

SAMUEL GUNNISON, Kittery, Maine 1720-1806 

Private, Captain Wetherbee's Company, Colonel Wyman's Regiment, joined 
the Northern Army, August 20, 1776; Corporal at Mt. Independence, 
November 5, 1776; in Bellows's Regiment, May i, 1777, at Ticonderoga; 
Private in Wilcox's Company, July 4-7, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
John Wentworth Deering. 

NATHAN HACK, Taunton 1733- 

First Lieutenant, Captain Edward Blake's Ninth (Taunton) Company of the 
Third Bristol County Regiment, April 13, 1776; Lieutenant, Captain 
Dean's Company, December, 1776; First Lieutenant, Captain Dean's 
Company, Colonel John Daggett's Regiment, Brigadier-General George 
Godfrey's Brigade for defence of Rhode Island, January, 1777; 
First Lieutenant, Captain Matthew Randall's Company, July, 1778; Lieu- 
tenant, Captain Edward Blake's Company, Colonel Carpenter's Regiment ; 
Lieutenant, Captain Jacob Haskins's Company, Colonel Isaac Dean's 
Regiment, March, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Hack and Richmond Genealogies.] 
Thomas William Richmond. 



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WILLIAM HAGER, Boston 1749-1833 

Wagoner at the fortifying of Dorchester Heights, March, 1776. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Bennett Franklin Davenport. 

JACOB HAINES, Wolfboro, New Hampshire 1757-1848 

Private, Captain John Folsom's Company, Colonel Moses Kelley's Regi- 
ment of volunteers, which joined the Continental Army at Rhode Island, 
August, 1778 ; Private, Captain Henry Elkins's Company, for the defence 
of Piscataqua Harbor, per order Brigadier-General Sullivan. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Scott Fitz Bickford. 

JOSHUA HAINES, Greenland, New Hampshire 1724-1830 

Selectman ; signed the return of soldiers for the town of Greenland, New 
Hampshire, June 30, 1781 ; Private, Captain Henry Elkins's Company. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Scott Fitz Bickford. 

EZEKIEL HALE, Newbury 1725-1789 

Member of the Dracut Committee on Donations, for the relief of the Boston 
and Charlestown sufferers by the Boston Port Bill, January, 1775 ; Dra- 
cut Committee of Correspondence and Inspection, 1780, and at other 
times. 

[Dracut Town Records; Genealogy Hildreth Family; Year Book 
Mass. Soc. S. A. R., 1897; Year Book Mass. Soc. S. R., 1896.] 
Harry Reade. 
Philip Reade. 
Alfred Asa Swallow. 

JOHN HALE, HoUis, New Hampshire 1731-1791 

Lieutenant-Colonel, Fifth New Hampshire Militia Regiment, 1775; Mem- 
ber of the Provincial Congress, 1775; Brigadier-General of militia, 
1 784-1 785 ; Representative from Hollis, 1785; Colonel of the Fifth 
Militia Regiment, 1776; Surgeon, First New Hampshire Continental 
Regiment, 1776-80 ; Member of the New Hampshire Council. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Genealogy of the Hale Family ; Worcester's Hollis, 
N.H.] 

Gilbert Patten Brown. 
Prescott Chamberlain. 
Frederick Francisco Kimball. 

THOMAS HALE, Newbury 1 744-1 824 

Private, Captain William Henry's Company, at Castle and Governor's 
Islands, October 2-November 10, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Nathan Francis Carruth. 



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ASA HALL, Raynham 1 758-1843 

Private, Captain Josiah Crocker's Company, Colonel Thomas Carpenter's 
Regiment, marched from Taunton by order of the Council, July, 1778; 
also served in Captain Jacob Haskins's Company, June 1-12, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Harry Sumner Williams. 

BRIAN HALL, Taunton 1727-1778 

Lieutenant, Captain Isaac Hodges's Regiment, Bristol County Brigade, in 
the Tiverton alarm ; one of a Committee to consider and report upon the 
formation of a constitution and adoption of a State form of government; 
one of a Committee to consider and report upon the confederation of 
Congress. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Clark's Norton.] 
Richard Henry Hall. 

DAVID HALL, Sutton 1 704-1 789 

A patriotic minister of the Revolution; a member of local Committees 
chosen by the town to aid in various ways the cause; at one time a 
Muster-master. 

[Sutton Records ; County History.] 
Gilbert Patten Brown. 

JAMES HALL, Hingham 1 750-1819 

Captain, under General Knox, at Monmouth, Valley Forge, and Yorktown, 
at the surrender of Cornwallis; Aid to Washington; a Member of the 
Society of Cincinnati ; commissioned Captain-Lieutenant, Third Regi- 
ment of Artillery, Colonel Crowe, April 12, 1780, continuing in that rank 
until the close of the war. 

[History of Hingham; History of Hall Family.] 
George Martin Lincoln. 

JOHN HALL, Junior, Hingham 1739-1822 

Captain, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's Regiment, on alarm, April 19, 1775; 
Captain, Colonel Palmer's Regiment, service in Rhode Island, March, 
1776; one of a Committee at town meeting to organize minute-men, 
March 17, 1777 ; one of a Committee to raise men for Continental Army, 
February 17, 1777; chosen on Committee of Safety, March 10, 1778; 
one of a Committee to hire men for Continental Army, March 20, 1778; 
one of a Committee to report on State form of government, April 13, 
1778; one of a Committee to fix price of commodities, August 9, 1779; 
one of Committee of Safety, May 16, 1783. 
[Rev. Muster Rolls; Braintree Records.] 
Harrison Coburn Hall. 

ELEAZER HAMLIN, Harvard 1732- 

Captain, General Thomas's Plymouth County Regiment, May 19, 1775; 



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Member of the Cincinnati ; retired from the army with the rank of Major, 
receiving from General Washington the sum of ^200 in Continental 
money ; he received a grant of land in Oxford County, Maine. 

[Hamlin Family History.] 
Arthur Houghton Lowe. 
Orin Messinger Lowe. 

SIMEON HAMLIN, Barnstable 1744-1815 

Private, Captain Hill's Company, Colonel Freeman's Regiment; enlisted 
for nine months, June 9, 1779; Private, Captain Samuel Fisher's Com- 
pany, Colonel Freeman's Regiment, on alarm at Dartmouth and Fal- 
mouth, September, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Bemis Hamlin. 
Simeon Hamlin. 

WILLIAM HANDY, Sandwich 1762-1852 

Private, Captain Cash's Company, Twenty-first Division, marched to re-en- 
force Continental Army, July ii-December 17, 1786. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Harrison Hewins. 

JACOB RUTSEN HARDENBERGH, Rosendale, New York, 1736-1790 
A Delegate to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey convened at Burling- 
ton, June 10, 1776, a minister of the gospel and ardent patriot, the British 
General offering ^100 for his apprehension. 
James Williamson Hardenbergh. 

JOHANNES HARDENBERGH, Rosendale, New York . . 1 706-1 786 

Colonel, First Regiment, Ulster County militia, twenty years ; Member of 

the First Provincial Congress, which met at New York, May 23, 1775 ; by 

this Congress was commissioned a Colonel in the regular army, October 

25, 1775 ; Member of the State Legislature, 1 781-1782. 

[Rev. Rolls N.Y. Archives.] 
James Williamson Hardenbergh. 

ISRAEL HARMON, First, Suffield, Connecticut 1753-1831 

Private, Captain John Harmon's Company, Fourth Regiment, Connecticut 
State troops. Colonel Erastus Wolcott's Regiment ; this Regiment formed 
a part of the detachment from the army which occupied Boston after the 
enemy evacuated the town. 

[Conn. Men in the Rev. ; Springfield Town Records.] 
Israel Harmon. 

JOSHUA HARNDEN, Wilmington 1 732-1807 

Sergeant, Captain Timothy Walker's Company, Colonel Green's Regiment, 
which marched on the Lexington alarm ; Lieutenant, Captain Ford's 



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Company, Second Middlesex County Regiment of militia ; served on an 
expedition to Crown Point, September, 1776; Second Lieutenant, Captain 
Samuel Belknap's Company, Colonel E. Brooks's Regiment, October- 
November, 1776; Lieutenant, Captain Nathan Sargent's Company, 
Colonel Jacob Gerrish's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Town Records of Wilmington.] 
Orin Warren. 

EBENEZER HARRINGTON, Cambridgeport, New Hampshire, 1743- 
Private, Captain Fuller's Company, Colonel Whitcomb's Regiment ; pension 
allowed for four years' service in Massachusetts troops. 

[Pension Records.] 
John Burt Etheredge. 

PRESERVED HASKINS, Taunton 1 760-1854 

Private, Captain Matthew Randall's Company, Colonel Marshall's Regiment, 
camp at Hull, July 13, 1776; Private, Captain Joseph Franklin's Com- 
pany, Colonel Nathan Tyler's Regiment, service at Rhode Island; Private, 
Captain Jacob Haskins's Company, Colonel Isaac Dean's Regiment, 
March 6, 1781, at Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Fred Haskins Lathrop. 

JOHN HASTINGS, Shrewsbury 1 738-1802 

Sergeant, Captain Robert Andrews's Company, at the Lexington alarm; 
Second Lieutenant, Fourth Worcester County Militia ; Captain in Colonel 
William S. Smith's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Henry Howe Hastings. 

NATHANIEL HASTINGS, Boylston 1738-1820 

Private, Colonel Converse's Company, drafted from Worcester County 
militia to go to Horse Neck. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Houghton's Berlin.] 
Arthur Henry Hastings. 
Walter Oliver Hastings. 

DAVID HATCH, Wells, Maine 1761- 

Corporal, Captain Daniel Clark's Company, Colonel Joseph Prime's Regi- 
ment, May 9, 1780, for defence of eastern part of Maine. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Augustus Hatch. 
Lincoln Danforth Hatch. 
Percival Snelling Hatch. 

MATHIAS HAWES, Wrentham 1754-1828 

Private, Captain Asa Fairbank's Company, alarm of April 19, 1775; under 



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same Captain, Colonel Daggett's Regiment, August 24-September 3, 
1778, in Rhode Island; appears under same Captain on a warrant dated 
March 7, 1783. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Payson Critcher. 

ADAM HAWKES, Lynn 1 743-1 779 

Private, Captain David Parker's Company of Lynn minute-men, which 
marched to Concord, April 19, 1775: on the privateer "Gray-bow," 
under command of Captain Harmon, May 9, 1778; taken prisoner, car- 
ried to Halifax; exchanged, October 16, arrived at Boston, and died of 
fever, October 20. 

[Family records; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Adam Augustus Hawkes. 

EBENEZER HAYDEN, Braintree 1755-1812 

He appears on a certificate of service, dated June 12, 1783, stating that he 
served five months in Captain de Guiscard's Company, Colonel Turner's 
Regiment, at Rhode Island in 1781 ; his widow received a pension, 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Hayden. 

JOSIAH HAYDEN, Bridgewater 1734-1818 

Captain, Colonel Bailey's Regiment, which marched on the Lexington 
alarm; Colonel John Thomas's Regiment, September, 1775; camp at 
Roxbury; commissioned, May 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Leroy Sunderland Brown. 

AARON HAYNES, Senior, Sudbury 1727- 

Captain, Colonel J. Brewer's Regiment, Sudbury, which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; also at Prospect Hill, October 6, 1775, '^^ 
the same Regiment; Sergeant, Captain John K. Smith's Company, 
Colonel Smith's Regiment, January i, 1777-December 31, 1779; muster- 
rolls dated Valley Forge and Camp Greenage ; Sergeant, same Company, 
January i-December 31, 1780. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Benjamin Franklin James. 

AARON HAYNES, Junior, Sudburj- 1 759-1 842 

Fifer, Captain Aaron Haynes's Company, at the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
Drummer, Captain Aaron Haynes's Company, Colonel J. Brewer's Regi- 
ment, May I, 1775; Drummer in the same Company at Prospect Hill, 
October 6, 1775 ; in a return of men enlisted into Continental Army from 
Captain Wheeler's Company, Colonel Ezekiel Hawes's (Fourth) Regi- 
ment; enlisted for three years for Sudbury. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Benjamin Franklin James. 



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ISRAEL HAYNES, Sudbury 1728- 

Private, Captain Aaron Haynes's Company, which marched on the alarm, 
April 19, 1775; supposed to have been in the battle of Bunker Hill, 
under Captain Aaron Haynes. 

[Hudson's Sudbury; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Alberto Frederick Haynes. 

JOHN HAYWARD, Acton . 1740-1825 

Lieutenant, Captain Isaac Davis's Company, Colonel Abijah Pierce's Regi- 
ment, on the alarm of April 19, 1775; on the death of Captain Davis 
succeeded to command of the Company; Lieutenant, Colonel E. Learned's 
Regiment, May- December, 1775; Lieutenant, Captain Asahel Wheeler's 
Company, Colonel John Robinson's Regiment, February 4, 1776; First 
Lieutenant, Fifth Company, Third Middlesex County Regiment, Colonel 
Faulkner, June 7, 1 780 ; Captain, Colonel Webb's Regiment, July 5- 
November 30, 1781; Captain on roll dated March 20, 1783. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Heitman's Register.] 
Edward Barker, Junior. 

PETER HAZELTINE, Tewksbury 1751-1823 

Private, Captain Peter Coburn's Company, Colonel Bridge's Regiment, which 
marched from Dracut on the alarm of April 19, 1775; on a Committee 
who hire men for five months' service in Canada by order of Congress, 
June, 1776; Private, Captain J. B. Varnum's Company, Colonel Jonathan 
Reed's Regiment, to re-enforce Northern Army. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Alanson Nichols. 

ELIJAH HERSEY, Leicester 1750-1850 

Private, Captain Loring Lincoln's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Flagg's 
Regiment at the Bennington alarm, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Albert Watson Hersey. 

GEORGE ROBERT TWELVES HE WES, Boston . . . 1 742-1 840 
Member Boston Tea Party ; boatswain on one of the boats which conveyed 
the "Mohawks "to the ships; present at the Boston Massacre, and re- 
ceived Caldwell in his arms as he fell dead ; served in private armed ves- 
sel " Diamond," Captain Thomas Stacey, capturing British brig " Live 
Oak," vessel " Mary and Joseph," and one other brig, commanded by 
Captain Wallace ; Private, Captain Caleb Richardson's Company, Colonel 
Drury's Regiment, 1778; served in same Company, Colonel Benjamin 
Hawes's Regiment, 1779; on ship "Defence," Captain Samuel Smedley, 
capturing two British ships, 1781 ; served at West Point, Captain Barney's 
Company, Colonel Drury's Massachusetts Regiment. 

["Tea Leaves"; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Pension Records.] 
Harrison Damon Hewes. 



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WILLIAM HEWINS, Stoughton 1735-1802 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Tisdale's Company, which marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775; appears in a return of men enlisted into Continental 
Army from Captain Savell's Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, 
June 27, 1777; enlisted from Stoughtonham for three years; joined Cap- 
tain Patrick's Company, Colonel Alden's Regiment ; Corporal in same 
Company, August 15, 1777; Corporal, Major Daniel Whiting's Company, 
Colonel Ichabod Alden's (Sixth) Regiment, Cherry Valley, May 4, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass, Archives.] 
William Harrison Hewins. 

EDMUND HIGGINS, Eastham 1746-1792 

Private, Lieutenant Samuel Knowles's Company, Colonel Zenas Winslow's 
Regiment, September 6, 1778; service at Falmouth and Bedford. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Elmer Heman Snow. 

JACOB HILER, Boston 1755-1835 

Carpenter on sloop " Machias Liberty " ; Master-at-arms on the United 
States brig " General Gates " ; Matross in Captain Philip Maretti's Com- 
pany, Colonel Crafts's Artillery Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Boston Herald, April 19, 1859.] 
Ernest Osgood Hiler. 

CHARLES HILL, Maiden 1756-1804 

Private, Captain Benjamin Blaney's Company, at the alarm, April 19, 1775; 
Corporal, Captain W. Hatch's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Bond, 1775; 
with Captain Blaney in Point Shirley expedition, June, 1776; Private, 
Captain Stephen Dana's Company, Colonel Mcintosh's Regiment, in the 
lines at Boston, 1778. ' 

[History of Maiden.] 
Phineas Warre-V Sprague. 

SYLVANUS HINCKLEY, Barnstable 1756-1841 

Private, Captain George Lewis's Company, at the siege of Boston, December 
15? ^775] volunteered under Captain Elisha Nye, March, 1776, march- 
ing to Falmouth on west shore, thence to Nashawena, one of the Eliza- 
beth Islands, where was a fort; served one year with Captain Nye at 
same fort from February, 1777, where he successfully repulsed a party in 
a boat from the English frigate "Diamond"; Private, Captain Jacob 
Lovell's Company, on alarms at Falmouth and Wareham, besides guard- 
ing seacoast at Barnstable and other places. 
[Barnstable Records; Pension Records.] 
George Amos York. 

ABRAHAM HOBBS, Topsfield 

Private, Captain John Dodge's Company, Colonel Gerrish's Regiment; de- 
tached, November 5, 1777, to guard General Burgoyne's Army; in a com- 



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pany of guards serving at Charlestown, Cambridge, and Winter Hill ; 
discharged, March 4, 1778. 

[Genealogy of Fiske Family: Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Stanley Allan Mansfield. 

THOMAS HODSDON (HODGDON), Berwick, Maine . . 1738-1818 
Captain, Tenth (Fifth Berwick) Company of Second York County Regi- 
ment, April 29, 1776; Captain, Colonel Thomas Poor's Regiment; ser- 
vice, nine months, twenty-six days, May 13, 1778-February 22, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Allen Richardson. 

JOSEPH HOIT, Stratham, New Hampshire 171 7-1 789 

A Member of the Third Provincial Congress, held at Exeter, New Hamp- 
shire, April 21, 1775. 
[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Samuel Parcher Tenney. 
Wallace Fay Tenney. 

DANIEL HOLBROOK, Uxbridge and Mendon 

Private, Captain Reuben Davis's Company, Colonel Luke Drury's Regi- 
ment, July 17-November I, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Holbrook Genealogy.] 
Frank Thomas Dwinell. 

NATHANIEL HOLDEN, Charlestown, New Hampshire . . 1753- 
Private, Captain Abel Walker's Company, Colonel Benjamin Bellows's Regi- 
ment, which re-enforced the garrison at Ticonderoga, June 28, 1777 ; dis- 
charged, July 9, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Henry Thomas Cousins. 

STEPHEN HOLMAN, Bolton 1 761-1848 

Private, Captain Bolster's Company, Colonel Learned's Regiment, from 
April 25, 1775; Matross, Captain Ezra Badlam's Company, Colonel 
Richard Gridley's Regiment, June 14, 1775; two months' service, 1778, 
in Regiment of Guards at Winter Hill; three months' service, 1777, in 
Regiment drafted from militia ; marched under Brigadier-General Werner 
to join Continental Army, July lo-November 9, 1778, in Captain Peter 
Woodbury's Company, Colonel Jacob Gerrish's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Dudley Moor Holman. 

SAMUEL HOOKER, Sturbridge 1745-1822 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Crafts's Company, at the Lexington alarm. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Lyman Newhall. 



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JOHN HOOTON, Boston 1754-1844 

One of the Boston Tea Party, and an active patriot early in the war ; 
Private and Sergeant, Captain Elias Parkman's Company, Colonel Joseph 
Webb's Regiment, April, 1777-August, 1778, on garrison duty at Boston ; 
was sent to Newport in command of a Company to receive the money 
loaned by the French to pay the American troops ; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records.] 
Horace James Hooton. 
William Alden Gale Hooton. 

JOHN HOPKINS, Londonderry, New Hampshire ^739- 

Private, Captain George Reid's Company, Colonel John Stark's Regiment, 
April-July, 1775; receipted for "bounty coat," October 4, 1775; at the 
battle of Bunker Hill. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; History of Windham, N.H.; History of London- 
derry, N.H.] 
Edward Livingston Underwood. 

JOSHUA HOPKINS, Eastham 1725- 

Private, Lieutenant Samuel Knowles's Company, Colonel Zenas Winslow's 
Regiment, which marched on alarm to Bedford and Falmouth, September 
6-13, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Eastham Town Records.] 
William Freeman Sparrow Cummings. 

JAMES HORTON, Attleborough 1741-1833 

First Lieutenant in the First Bristol Regiment, Colonel Carpenter, 1776- 
1820. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Everett Southworth Horton. 

STEPHEN HORTON, Senior, Milton 1752-1839 

Sergeant, Captain Robert Evans's Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regi- 
ment, December 11, 1776; service at Castle Island; in Captain Abel 
Richards's Company, Colonel Benjamin Hawes's Regiment, September 25- 
October 28, 1777; marched on secret expedition to Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Walter Gregg Horton. 

NATHAN HOWARD 1746- 

Private, Captain EUakim Howard's Company, Colonel Edward Mitchell's 
Regiment, enlisted March 4, 1776 ; Sergeant, Captain John Ames's Com- 
pany, Major Eliphalet Gary's Regiment, July 30, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Mitchell's Bridgewater.] 
Willis Patterson Howard. 



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SAMUEL HOWARD, Woburn 1747-1840 

Member of the Boston Tea Party; Private, Captain Edward Burbank's 
Company, Colonel Henry Knox's Regiment, for fourteen months, from 
January, 1776, at Trenton and Princeton. 

[Pension Records.] 
Moses Pattee. 
Jacob J. S. Peterson. 
William Esrom Peterson. 

DANIEL HUBBARD, Pittsfield 1714-1777 

Private, Captain John Strong's Company, which went to Kinderhook to 
arrest " inimical persons," May 4-11, 1777 ; in Captain William Francis's 
Company, which marched to Fort Edward, July 8-August 26, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Henry Manning. 
Frederick Syreno Parker. 

JAIV^ES HUBBARD, Pittsfield 1743-1813 

Private, Captain William Francis's Company, which marched to Albany, 
Januar)' 14, 1776, by order of General Schuyler; Second Lieutenant, 
Captain Amos Rathburn's Company, Colonel Benjamin Simonds's Regi- 
ment, service at Ticonderoga, December, 1776-March, 1777; Lieutenant 
of Pittsfield men who went to Kinderhook, May 4, 1777, after '* inimical 
persons"; Lieutenant, commanding a Company in Lieutenant-Colonel 
David Rossiter's detachment, July-August, 1777, service at the "north- 
ward." 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Smith's Pittsfield; Hubbard Family His- 
tory.] 

John Henry Manning. 
Frederick Syreno Parker. 

JOSEPH HUBBARD, Berwick, Maine 1721-1794 

Corporal, Captain J. Hubbard's Company, Colonel Scammon's Regiment; 
enlisted, May 5, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George W Emery. 

JOHN HUGHES, Windham, New Hampshire 1744-1819 

Private, among men raised from Thornton's and Webster's Regiments to 
serve in New York in Colonel Thomas Tash's Regiment, Captain Daniel 
Runnels's Company, September 26, 1776; First Lieutenant, Second Ca- 
nadian Regiment, November 3, 1776; Ensign in same Company, Colonel 
Nichols's Regiment, July 20, 1777; Second Lieutenant, August 16, 1777; 
First Lieutenant, Captain Matthew MacConnell's Company, Colonel 
Hazen's Regiment, Septembers, 1778; resigned, December, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Heitman's Register.] 
Edward Livingston Underwood. 



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WILLIAM HUMPHREY, Dorchester 1730- 

Captain, Colonel Wingate's Regiment, for service in the Northern Army, 
1776; Adjutant on the staff of Colonel Samuel Ashley, whose Regiment 
marched to the relief of Ticonderoga, June, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Peter Smith. 

ANDREW HUNTINGTON, Preston and Norwich, Connecticut, 1745- 
Private, Captain Ebenezer Witter's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Israel 
Putnam's Regiment, at the Lexington alarm ; Commissary of Brigade 
and Assistant Quartermaster-General. 

[Conn. Men in the Rev.; Conn. Soc. S. A. R. Year Book, 1896.] 
James Huntington Ripley. 

JABEZ HUNTINGTON, Norwich, Connecticut 1719-1786 

Member of Upper House of Assistants and of the Committee of Safety ; 
had four sons in the service; Major-General of Connecticut militia, 
1 776-1 779; defence of New London, September, 1778. 

[Huntington Family Memoir; Hinman's Connecticut; Yale in the 
Revolution; New London Gazette, September 11, 1778.] 
James Huntington Ripley. 

CHARLES HUNTOON 1755-1835 

Private, Colonel Benjamin Bellows's Regiment, to re-enforce the Northern 
Continental Army at Ticonderoga, May 7, 1777; Private, Captain Uriah 
Wilcox's Company, Colonel Bellows's Regiment, at Ticonderoga, July 3, 
1777 ; Private, Captain Abel Walker's Companj^ Colonel David Hobart's 
Regiment, General Stark's Brigade, which marched from Charlestown, 
New Hampshire, joined the Northern Continental Army at Saratoga, 
July, 1777; Private, Captain Peter Page's Company, ' Colonel Moses 
Nichols's Regiment, joined Continental Army for defence of West Point, 
1780. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
George Ladd Huntoon. 

SAMUEL JACKSON, Newton 1737-1801 

Appears in a list of soldiers furnished by Newton ; a member of Captain 
Edward Fuller's Company, 1778; served for six months, 1779; tradition 
says he helped feed the troops when General Washington was in com- 
mand in Boston ; served under Captain Pope in 1780. 

[Jackson's Newton; Smith's Newton; Commemorative Services First 
Church, Newton, 225th Anniversary, 1890.] 
Albert Winslow Burnham. 

RICHARD JAMES, Marblehead 1 742-1832 

Was commissioned by the State government during the Revolution to go to 
Martinique for fire-arms, powder, and saltpetre ; he had an encounter with 



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the British at Provincetown while on his first voyage on this business ; on 
another voyage he was captured by the British, and carried to Plymouth, 
England. 

[Commission in possession of the Crocker family.] 
JosiAH Morse Crocker. 

PARKER JAQUES, Newbury 1754-1848 

Corporal, Lieutenant John Brackett's Company, at the alarm, April 19, 
1775; Corporal, Captain Stephen Kent's Company, raised for seacoast 
defence in Essex County, July 13, 1775-November i, 1775; Private, 
Captain Jonathan Poor's Company, March 18, 1777. 

[Pension Records; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Prescott Tilton. 

GEORGE JEWETT, Rowley 1 750-1 776 

Private, Captain Edward Payson's Company, which marched on the Lex- 
ington alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Jewett's Barnstead, N.H.] 
Albert Donnell. 

JEREMIAH JEWETT, Rowley 1757-1836 

Private, Captain Oliver Titcomb's Company, Colonel Jacob Gerrish's Regi- 
ment of Guards, November, 1777; Private, Captain Oliver Titcomb's 
Company, Colonel Cogswell's Regiment ; detached for fortifying a post at 
Boston, October 10, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Joseph Dodge Jewett. 

JAMES JOHNSON 1739-1816 

Private, Captain John Walton's Company, Colonel David Greene's Regi- 
ment, marched on alarm, April 19, 1775; Private, Reading Training 
Band, Captain John Walton, May 13, 1775; Sergeant, Captain Joshua 
Brown's Company, Colonel Timothy Bigelow's Regiment, April 10, 1777- 
December 31, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Francis Mansfield. 
Daniel Gardner Mansfield. 
Stanley Allan Mansfield. 

PHINEAS JOHNSON, Andover 1747-1844 

Private, Captain Poor's Company, Colonel Frye's Regiment, at the Lexing- 
ton alarm; in the same Company at Bunker Hill and the siege of Boston, 
eight months; Private, Captain Farmers Company, at Cambridge, 
October 6, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Abbott's Andover ; Gage's Rowley ; 
Chase's Chester, N.H.; Fulton's Raymond, N.H.] 
Charles Augustus Fernald. 
J. Henry Stevenson. 



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SAMUEL JOHNSON, Andover 1713-1796 

Chosen Colonel of Fourth Essex Regiment before February 2, 1775; 
elected and commissioned Colonel of Fourth Essex Regiment, February 
8, 1776, by the Massachusetts House of Representatives; chosen Muster- 
master, with rank of Colonel, for Essex County, November 29, 1 780 ; 
constant reference to him in the Massachusetts Archives, showing that 
he served all through the war; Committee of Circumspection, 1774; 
Committee of Inspection and Correspondence, 1775; Representative to 
the General Court, 1777, 1778, 1780; commanded the attack on Fort 
Independence, September 17, 1777; was at Stillwater and the surrender 
of Burgoyne ; "a man of persuasive eloquence, ardent patriotism, and 
of remarkable personal influence." 

[Essex Gazette; Bailey's Andover; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Austin Lord Bowman. 
George Ernest Bowman. 
Charles Augustus Fernald. 
J. Henry Stevenson. 

ELI JONES, Holliston 

Private, Captain A. Pierce's Company, Colonel S. Thatcher's Regiment, at 
Dorchester Heights; Private, Captain J. Fuller's Company, Colonel 
Samuel Bullard's Regiment, service at Stillwater; in same Company, 
Colonel William Mcintosh's Regiment, at Roxbury ; appears in list of 
nine months' men. Colonel's Company, Fourteenth Regiment, June 17, 
1779-April 17, 1780; in a list of men raised to re-enforce Continental 
Army ; returned by Brigadier-General Paterson as having passed muster 
at Camp Totoway, October 25, 1780; Corporal, Captain J. Cooper's 
Company, Colonel Gamaliel Bradford's (Fourteenth) Regiment, roll dated 
" Hutts,'' near West Point. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Storer Franklin Jones. 

ELISHA JONES, Concord 1744-1810 

Private, Captain Joseph Hosmer's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's 
Regiment, April 19, 1775, and took part in the battle; was shot at in his 
own doorway by the retreating British ; the bullet-hole is still to be seen ; 
Second Lieutenant of the same Company, March 17, 1778, at Roxbury 
and Dorchester Heights; First Lieutenant, Captain Samuel Jones's Com- 
pany, Colonel Francis Faulkner's Regiment, June 16, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Shattuck's Concord.] 
Nelson Macy Barrett. 

HUGH JONES, Dracut 1727- 

Took part at a patriotic meeting in Dracut, January 12, 1775 ; Minute-man 
at the Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain Stephen Russell's Company, 
Colonel Green's Regiment. 



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[Dracut Town Records: Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Hurd's Middle- 
sex County; Origin and Genealog}- of the Hildreth Family; papers on 
file with New England Historic Genealogical Society.] 
Francis Alanson Nichols. 
Harry Reade. 
Philip Reade. 

JOHN JONES, Barrington, New Hampshire 1745- 

Quartermaster, Third Battalion New Hampshire forces, commanded by 
Colonel Alexander Scammell, appointed for three years ; his name appears 
on the rolls from November 8, 1776, to October, 1781. 

[Pension Records.] 
Frank Jones. 

NATHANIEL JONES, Ipswich 1 745-1 800 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Wade's Company, Colonel Moses Little's 
(Seventeenth) Regiment, May 15, 1775: re-enlisted in Captain Samuel 
Leighton's Company; receipted for bounty coat, November 5, 1776; 
later enlisted in brigantine " Fancy '' (privateer), which was captured 
August 7, 1777, and the crew confined in Mill Prison, England, where he 
remained until the end of the war. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John McDuffie. 
John MacDuffie. 
Joseph Rossiter. 

JOHN JOSLIN, Leominster 1 735-1810 

Captain of a Company raised in that town, 1777, to re-enforce the army 
against Burgoyne, engaged at Bennington. 

[History of Leominster.] 
James Thomas Joslin. 
Francis Allen Richardson. 

SIMEON KEITH, Bridgewater 1 749-1828 

Private, Captain Josiah Hayden's Company, Colonel Bailey's Regiment, 
Lexington alarm : Sergeant, Captain Eliakim Howard's Company, 
Colonel Edward Mitchell's Regiment, March 4, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Elijah Austin Keith. 

SOLOMON KEITH, Bridgewater 1 749-1823 

Private, Captain Keith's Company, Colonel Mitchell's Regiment ; Rhode 
Island service, December, 1776; Private, Captain Dunbar's Company, 
Colonel Car}'s Regiment; Rhode Island expedition, July, 1780; a man- 
ufacturer of cannon-balls at Titicut, which were used in the siege of 
Boston, 1 775-1 776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Solomon Lorin Keith. 



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ASA KENDALL, Ashby 

Lieutenant, Captain James Hosier's Company, Colonel Jonathan Reeds 
Regiment, September 26, 1777-November 9, 1777: with volunteers from 
Townsend, Ashby, and Pepperell, to re-enforce Major-General Gates, 
under Resolve, September 22, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles MoNTRA\^LLE Green. 

JAMES KENNARD, Eliot, Maine 1748-1837 

Seaman on ship-of-war •• Alexander,"' 20 guns, Thomas Simpson, com- 
mander, during the year 1781 ; signer of the Association Test. 
Edward Augustus Rand. 

NATHANIEL KENNARD, Portsmouth, New Hampshire . . 1 755-1823 
Private, Captain Eliphalet Daniels's Company; service at Fort Sullivan, 
March, 1776; Seaman, privateer " Dalton " ; taken prisoner Christmas 
Eve, 1776, and put in Mill Prison, England; exchanged, 1779; shipped 
on the " Bon Homme Richard,'' and was in the engagement with the 
'' Serapis," September 23, 1779. 

[Herbert's Relic of the Revolution; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Mortimer Livingston Raynes. 

AMOS KILTON, Rehoboth 1 760-1841 

Private, at Dorchester Heights, 1775, four months: also three months in 
Rhode Island in 1776. 

[Dwight's Kilton Family.] 
George Allen Dary. 

ABEL KIMBALL, Bradford 1730/1-1790 

On a Committee to raise men for the army by the town of Bradford : en- 
listed, April 19, 1775, served five days; also November 30, 1775, marched 
to Gloucester to guard a brig laden with warlike stores ; enlisted, 
February', 1776, Captain Jonathan Foster's Company, Colonel Hunting- 
ton's Regiment, raised to re-enforce Continental Army ; enlisted, Decem- 
ber 22, 1776 ; served in Roxburj'. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Histor}' Bristol, Me. ; Histon,- Hollis, 
N.H. ; Histor)' Woburn, Mass. : N.H. State Papers.] 
Frederick Francisco Kimball. 

ABRAHAM KIMBALL, Hopkinton, New Hampshire . . . 1742-1832 
Private, Captain Gordon Hutchins's Company, Colonel John Stark's Regi- 
ment, at the battle of Bunker Hill, April 30 ; Private. Captain Joshua 
Bayley's Company, Colonel Thomas Stickney's Regim^nt. General John 
Stark's Brigade, at battle of Bennington, where he was wounded; a 
pensioner. 

[N.H. State Papers; Lord's Hopkinton, N.H.] 
Clarence Lringston Kimball. 



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DANIEL KIMBALL, Littleton 1751-1813 

Corporal, Captain Samuel Reed's Company, Colonel William Prescott's 
Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; Sergeant, Captain 
Samuel Gilbert's Company, same Regiment; enlisted, April 24, 1775, 
served ninety-eight days ; First Lieutenant, Captain Aaron Jewett's Com- 
pany, Sixth Middlesex County Regiment, April 24, 1776; First Lieuten- 
ant, Captain Solomon Kidder's Company (Ninth), Colonel Brooks's Regi- 
ment, at White Plains ; First Lieutenant, Captain Jonathan Evans's 
Company, Colonel Nathaniel Wade's Regiment, July i, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Henry Conant. 
George Hurter Stevens. 

JONATHAN KIMBALL, Bradford 1747-1811 

Private, Captain Jonathan Eaton's Company, Colonel Johnson's Regiment, 
at the Lexington alarm ; in list of men who served on main guard at 
Cambridge, May 15, 1775 ; in Captain Nathaniel Gage's Company, Colonel 
James Frye's Regiment, at Cambridge; in Captain Benjamin Gould's 
Company, Colonel Nathaniel Wade's Regiment, for three months, from 
July 6, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Bradford Records.] 
Harry Smith Kimball. 
Hamilton Luzerne Perkins. 

NATHANIEL KIMBALL, Plaistow, New Hampshire . . . 1748-1800 
Sergeant, Captain Jeremiah Gilman's Company, Colonel John Nixon's Regi- 
ment, at Winter Hill, September 30, 1775 ; Quartermaster Sergeant, Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Joseph Welch's Regiment of New Hampshire volunteers, 
under command of Brigadier-General Whipple, which joined the Northern 
Continental Army at Saratoga, October, 1777 ; Ensign and Quartermaster 
Sergeant in another Regiment, 1776, 

[Kimball Genealogy; N.H. State Papers.] 
Frank Reed Kimball. 

SIMEON KIMBALL, Bradford . . 1759-1838 

Private, Captain Jonathan Foster's Company, of Boxford ; served four 
months in Roxbury, guarding Boston Neck; discharged, 1776; Private, 
Captain Joseph Eaton's Company, Colonel Samuel Johnson's Regiment, 
May 15, 1777; was present at capture of Burgoyne; discharged for sick- 
ness at Albany, New York, November 30, 1777 ; Private, Colonel Newell's 
Regiment, September, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Kimball Genealogy.] 
Frederick Francisco Kimball. 

JOHN KING, Sutton I737-I79S 

Sergeant, Captain A. Dagget's Company, Colonel Learned's Regiment, 



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May I, 1775 ; Commissary, with rank of Captain, June 21, 1775 5 served 
to the close of the war ; his Regiment the first to enter Boston after the 
evacuation by the British troops. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George King Nichols. 

MARLBORO KINGMAN, Harvard 1756-1805 

Private, Captain Isaac Gates's Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, 
which marched on the Lexington alarm from Harvard; Private, Captain 
Samuel HilPs Company, Colonel Josiah Whitney's Regiment, at the Ben- 
nington alarm, enHsted August 19, 1777; Private, Captain Hezekiah 
Whitney's Company, Colonel Josiah Whitney's Regiment, July 22, 1777, 
for service at Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
WiLLARD H. Hastings. 

PHINEAS KINGSLEY, Rutland, Vermont 1750-1825 

Private, Captain Samuel Williams's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Allen's 
Regiment ; in Ensign Isaac Cushman's Company, which marched on 
alarm to " Fort Vengeance " in 1 780. 

[Rev. Rolls Vermont.] 
Henry Stoddard Ruggles. 

DANIEL KINNICUTT, Warren, Rhode Island 1735- 

Ensign of the Company of militia of Barrington, Rhode Island, August, 
1775; Ensign, Captain T. Allen's Company, on the alarm at Bristol, 
April I, 1776; Lieutenant of the Barrington Company, May, 1779, ^7^^y 
1781. 

[R.I. Colonial Records; Rev. Defences of R.I.] 
Edwin Child Miller. 

JOHN KIRKHAM, Newington, Connecticut 1 760-1 81 5 

Fifer, Captain Walker's Company, Colonel Webb's Regiment, July, 1778; 
Fife-Major, November, 1781 ; was at Valley Forge, and was wounded in 
New Jersey. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
Albert Harleigh Kirkham. 
Charles Merriam Kirkham. 
John Stuart Kirkham. 

JONATHAN KNIGHT, Machias, Maine • . . . 1740-1820 

Captain, and " fired the first gun in the first naval engagement of the Revolu- 
tion," June 12, 1775; was one of the party which captured the British 
schooner " Margaretta," in which fi.ve Englishmen and two Americans 
were killed and several wounded. 

[Annals of Calais, Me. ; History St. Stephen, N.B.] 
William Henry Smith. 



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PHINEAS KNIGHT, Norwich, Connecticut 175S-1833 

Private, Captain John Durkee's Company, Colonel Israel Putnam's Regi- 
ment, May 8, 1775-December 18, 1775; Private, Captain Jonathan 
Brewster's Company, Colonel Jedediah Huntington's Regiment, 1776 ; 
Private, Captain Benajah Leffingwell's Company, 1777; Private, Captain 
John Riley's Company, Colonel Samuel B. Webb's Regiment, February 
3-December 31, 1781 ; took part in the battle of Bunker Hill. 

[Conn. Men Rev. War.] 
Austin Melvin Knight. 
Charles Sanford Knight. 
Charles Sanford Knight, Junior. 

AMOS KNOWXES, Junior, Eastham 1 730-1 796 

Member of General Court, 1775-76; Member of Provincial Congress, 
1775; Delegate, 1777- 

[Pratt's Eastham ; Freeman's Cape Cod ; History Barnstable County.] 
Elmer Heman Snow. 
Walter Bradlee Snow. 

NAHUM LAMB, Charlton 1 760-1 842 

Private, Captain Peters's Company, Colonel Shepard's Regiment, for one 
year, 1776; re-enlisted, 1777, for three years in the same Regiment, his 
brother Samuel taking his place after two years ; was at Throg's Neck, 
1776 ; at Stillwater, 1777, where he was wounded; at the battle of Quaker 
Hill, Rhode Island, August 29, 1778. 

[Pension Records.] 
Amasa Augustus Lamb. 
Charles Lyman Newhall. 

SAMUEL LAMSON, Weston 1736-1795 

Captain of the Weston Company at Concord, April 19, 1775, and at Dor- 
chester Heights ; later Second and First Major, Lieutenant-Colonel and 
Colonel, of the Third Middlesex Regiment, Colonel John Brooks ; was at 
Ticonderoga and Crown Point; mustered out of service at Newburg, 
New York, at the furlough of the Continental Army, 1783. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Sudbury.] 
Daniel Sanderson Lamson. 
George Henry Draper Lamson. 
Joseph Fenwick Lamson. 

DANIEL LAPHAM, Marshfield 

Sergeant, Captain Joseph Clift's Company, Colonel John Cushing's Regi- 
ment, December 10, 1776, service in Rhode Island; Private, Captain 
John Turner's Company, Colonel Theophilus Cotton's Regiment, Septem- 
ber, 1777, service in Rhode Island; Private, Captain Joseph Clift's Com- 



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pany, Colonel Josiah Whitney's (Plymouth County) Regiment, July 29, 
1778, service in Rhode Island. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Henry Brown. 
Louis Francis Brown. 

DAVID LAPHAM 

Private, Captain Curtis's Company, Colonel Jacobs's (Plymouth County) 
Regiment, September 30-December i, 1779; in same Company, May 
8, 1783. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Henry Brown. 
Louis Francis Brown. 

SAMUEL LARKIN, Charlestown 1 749-1 802 

Matross in Artillery, in Fort No. 3; Matross, Captain Joseph Chadwick's 
Company, Colonel Gridley's Artillery Regiment, July 4, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Frothingham's Siege of Boston; Boys of 
'''](i\ History of Reading.] 
Eugene Noyes. 

AMOS LAWRENCE, Westborough 1 748-1 840 

Private, Captain Jonathan Gates's Company, Colonel John Whitcomb's 
Regiment, which marched from Ashburnham, April 19, 1775. 

[History of Ashburnham.] 
Otis Merriam. 

JOSIAH LAWRENCE, Dalton 1754-1844 

Private, Colonel John Paterson's (Fifteenth) Regiment, May-December, 
1776; Private, Captain E. Cleveland's Company, Colonel M. Jackson's 
(Eighth) Regiment, January, 1777; enlisted for three years; Acting 
Forage-master to Learned's Brigade, December 9, 1778; engaged in 
the battles of Ticonderoga, Stillwater, and Monmouth. 

[Pension Records.] 
Edgar Thomas Lawrence. 

BENJAMIN LEACH, Manchester 1749-1838 

Sailing-master of privateer; captured at sea, and confined three years in 
Mill Prison, Plymouth, England, and at Halifax. 

[Essex Institute, Records, Salem.] 
George Lambert Gould. 
Warren Furber Gould. 

BENJAMIxN LEAVITT, North Hampton, New Hampshire . 1737-1802 
Private, Captain Daniel Jewell's Company, Colonel Thomas Bartlett's Regi- 



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ment, raised by the State of New Hampshire for the defence of West 
Point, July 17-October 25, 1780; signed the Association Test. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Daniel Eben Leavitt. 
John Edwin Leavitt. 

JOHN LEBOURVEAU, Keene, New Hampshire 

Private, Captain Davis Howlet's Company, raised out of Colonel Ashley's 
Regiment of militia, which marched from Keene, New Hampshire, to 
re-enforce the Continental Army at Ticonderoga, June, 1777; one of the 
signers of an agreement to " oppose the hostile proceedings of the British 
fleets and armies against the united American Colonies." 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Annals of Keene, N.H.] 
John Calvin Newton. 

SAMUEL LEE, Barre 1767- 

Private, Captain (afterwards Colonel) Ephraim Stevens's Company of 
Petersham, Massachusetts, Colonel Rand's Regiment, 1780, at West 
Point; in 1781 enlisted for three years' service at fourteen years of age, 
assigned to Colonel Henry Jackson's Regiment ; later joined the " flying 
Regiment" of Infantry (Colonel Alexander Scammell, commander), to 
suppress the depredations of the British and Tories in New York and 
New Jersey ; after being ordered to Yorktown, its Colonel was treacher- 
ously slain, and Colonel Alexander Hamilton became its commander; 
this Regiment captured the British redoubt, September 15, 1781, which 
was so little expected to succeed that it was called "the forlorn hope." 

[Town Record, Barre; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Henry Hubbard Kendall. 



SAMUEL LEEDS, Senior, Dorchester 1 709-1 778 

Private, Captain William Holden's Company, Colonel Robinson's Regiment, 
at the Lexington alarm; also served three months in 1777 and seven 
days in 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Leeds. 
Francis Leeds. 
Henry Alfred Leeds. 



SAMUEL LEEDS, Junior, Dorchester 1745-after 1808 

Private, Lieutenant Hopestill Hall's (Second) Company, which marched 
from Dorchester at the Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain John Robin- 
son's Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, at Dorchester 
Heights, March, 1776, and guard duty at Milton River; Private, Captain 



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Seth Sumner's Company, of same Regiment, June, 1776, March-April, 
1778; service at Castle Island. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Leeds. 
Francis Leeds. 
Henry Alfred Leeds. 

GEORGE LEONARD, Middleborough 1 753-1832 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Wood's Company, which marched from Middle- 
borough at the Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain William Tupper's 
Company, Colonel William Sproat's Regiment ; marched to Dartmouth 
on two alarms, May 6-September 6, 1778; on muster-rolls. Captain 
Ebenezer White's Regiment, at Rhode Island alarm, July 22, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Henry Leonard. 

PHILIP LEONARD, Middleborough about 1715-1785 

Private, Captain William Tupper's Company, Colonel Sproat's Regiment, 
which marched at a Rhode Island alarm, December, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Henry Leonard. 

JONAS LESLEY 1746-1815 

Private, Captain William Roads's Company, Colonel Baldwin's Regiment, 
in the battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776; discharged in Decem- 
ber ; received £6 for wages and bounty. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Scott Fitz Bickford. 

ANDREW LEWIS, Roanoke River, Virginia 1720-1781 

Major in Washington's Virginia Regiment, and was highly esteemed by him 
for his courage and skill ; Brigadier-General, Continental Army, March, 
1776-April, 1777; commanded a detachment of the army at Williams- 
burg ; commander of the Brigade of Virginia troops which drove Lord 
Dunmore from Gwyn's Island, Chesapeake Bay, July 9, 1776; resigned 
his command on account of illness in 1780. 

[Heitman's Register; Lossing's American Revolution; Peyton's His- 
tory of Augusta County, Va.] 
Donelson Messer Peck. 

THOMAS LEWIS, Dedham 

Private, Captain Daniel Whiting's Company, Colonel J. Brewer's Regiment, 
May-July, 1775 ; receipt for his bounty coat dated Camp Prospect Hill, 
December 22, 1775; in Captain David Fairbanks's Company, Colonel 
Mcintosh's Regiment; marched to Roxbury, March 4, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Maury Rice. 



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THOMAS LEWIS, Virginia 1744-1832 

Second Lieutenant, Fifteenth Virginia Regiment, November, 1776; First 
Lieutenant, March, 1777 (Eleventh Virginia, 1778) to February, 1781 ; a 
pensioner ; at the battle of the Cowpens, under General Greene. 
[Heitman's Register; Court Records of Switzerland County, Ind.] 

DONELSON MOSSER PeCK. 

AMOS LINCOLN, Hingham 1753-1829 

Member of the Boston Tea Party; Private, Colonel Stark's Regiment, at 
Bunker Hill; Captain, Crafts's Artillery Regiment, and at one time in 
charge of Castle William in Boston Harbor; was at Bennington, Brandy- 
wine, and Monmouth ; was Aide to Governor Hancock ; saw seven years' 
service. 

[Tea Leaves ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Louis Revere Lincoln. 

BENJAMIN LINCOLN, Hingham 1733-1810 

Major, Third Suffolk Regiment, 1775; Lieutenant- Colonel, 1776; Major- 
General of militia; Secretary of the Provincial Congress; commanded 
the expedition which cleared Boston Harbor of British vessels, June, 
1776; Major-General, Continental Army, 1777; joined Schuyler against 
Burgoyne; appointed to the command of the Southern Army, 1778; 
received the sword of Cornwallis at Yorktown; Secretary of War, 1781- 
1784; first President of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati. 

[Thacher's Military Journal; Mass. Soc. of the Cincinnati.] 
Edmund Lincoln. 

DAVID LINCOLN, Hingham 1734-1814 

Private, Captain Peter Cushing's Company, Colonel Solomon Lovell's Regi- 
ment, service at Hull, March 15, 1776; Corporal, Cap'tain Seth Stower's 
Company, Colonel Josiah's Whitney's Regiment, service at Hull, June- 
August, 1776; Sergeant, Captain Stower's (independent) Company, at 
Hull, March i, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Louis Revere Lincoln. 

JEROME LINCOLN, Hingham 1752-1832 

Private, Captain Job Cushing's Company, Colonel Greaton's Regiment, 
May, 1775; Captain Peter Cushing's Company, September, 1776; Ser- 
geant, Captain Job Cushing's Company, Colonel Solomon Lovell's Regi- 
ment, December, 1776; engaged in a skirmish at Stone Neck; was at 
Morristown, New Jersey, February, 1777; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records ; Military History of Hingham.] 
George Martin Lincoln. 
Martin Jerome Lincoln. 



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WILLIAM LINCOLN, Scituate 

Private, Captain Galen Clapp's (Second) Company, Colonel Anthony- 
Thomas's Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; in Captain 
Hayward Peirce's Company, Colonel Jeremiah Hall's Regiment, Decem- 
ber, 1776-March, 1777; Rhode Island service. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Wilder Fairbank. 

DAVID LI NFIELD, Braintree (Randolph) 1726-1818 

First Lieutenant, Captain Elisha Adams's Company, Colonel Benjamin 
Lincoln's Regiment, Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain Eliphalet 
Sawin's Company, Colonel Joseph Palmer's Regiment, March 4, 1776; 
First Lieutenant, Captain Nathaniel Belcher's Company, Colonel Jona- 
than Bass's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Wallace Penniman. 

ROLAND LITCHFIELD, Scituate 1759-1828 

Corporal, Captain William Barker's Company, Colonel John Cushing's 
Regiment; service in Rhode Island on an alarm of December, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Horace Washburn Otis. 
Ward Marshall Otis. 

ARTHUR LI TH GO W, Georgetown, Maine 1751-1835 

Lieutenant and Quartermaster, Colonel McCobb's Regiment, General 
Lovell's Brigade, July 4-September 26, 1779; Lieutenant, Captain 
Lemont's Company, Major William Lithgow's detachment at Penobscot, 
September 15-November i, 1779; Lieutenant, Captain Benjamin 
Lemont's Company, Colonel McCobb's Regiment, May 3-December i, 
1781 ; and sloop "Defence," Captain James Nevins. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Lithgow Willey. 

SAMUEL LOCK, Junior, Cambridge 1748-1819 

Second Lieutenant, Captain John Walton's Company, December 9, 1776; 
Company detached for service at Noddle's Island by order of Council, 
December 8, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Book of the Lockes ; Paige's Cambridge.] 
Charles Henry Brigham. 
Watson Grant Cutter. 
Frederic Gray Kimball. 

MOSES LOCKE, Epsom, New Hampshire 1733- 

Private, Captain Henr}' Dearborn's Company, Colonel John Stark's (New 
Hampshire) Regiment, May 9-August i, 1775; again in First New 



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Hampshire Regiment, 1776; in Colonel McClary's Regiment of militia, 
1777. 

[Pension Records; Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Locke Family Tree.] 
Charles Frank Towle. 
Fred Scates Towle. 

LUKE LOMBARD, Bath, Maine 1 730-1821 

Private, Captain Patten's Company, Colonel Samuel McCobb's Regiment, 
on the Penobscot expedition, July 6-September 25, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Grosvenor Smith. 
Herbert P. Smith. 

TOBIAS LORD, Senior, Kennebunkport, Maine 1 724-1 809 

Delegate to York County Congress, November 15, 1774; Member of Com- 
mittee of Safety, 1778; Captain, York County Company, January i, 1776- 
November 25, 1776; seacoast defence at Falmouth, Maine. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Austin Lord Bowman. 
George Ernest Bowman. 
Charles Edward Lord. 
Robert Waterston Lord. 
Warren Alden Lord. 

TOBIAS LORD, Junior, Kennebunkport, Maine 1 749-1 808 

Second Lieutenant, Captain Morgan Lewis's Company, Colonel Sawyer's 
(First York County) Regiment, June 25, 1776; Lieutenant, Captain James 
Littlefield's Company, Colonel Stevens's Regiment, August 14, 1777; 
chosen to command battalion drafted from York County Brigade, August 
9, 1777; served with Northern Army ; at capture of Burgoyne's Army; 
discharged at Queman's Landing, October 23, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Austin Lord Bowman. 
George Ernest Bowman. 
Charles Edward Lord. 
Robert Waterston Lord. 
Warren Alden Lord. 

DAVID LORING, Hull 1714-1781 

Private, Captain Enoch Whiton's Company, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's 
Regiment, on alarm, April 19, 1775; Private, Captain Charles Cushing's 
Company, General William Heath (Thirty-sixth Regiment of Foot in the 
Continental Army), stationed at Fort No. 2, Cambridge, during the siege 
of Boston; 1776, in Captain James Lincoln's Independent Company, at 
Hingham; in 1777, in Captain Seth Stower's Company, at Hull; in 
Captain Moses French's Company, Colonel Titcomb's Regiment, May 15- 



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July 15, 1777, on a Rhode Island alarm; in Captain Elias Whiton's 
Company, Colonel Lyman's Regiment of Guards, at Dorchester Heights, 
March 9-June 9, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Hingham.] 
Theodore Cornelius Bates. 

EZEKIEL LORING, Plympton 

Private, Captain Thomas Loring's Plympton Company, which marched to 
Marshfield at the Lexington alarm; Second Lieutenant, in the Third 
Company, Captain Samson, of the First Plymouth County Militia Regi- 
ment, June, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Thomas Loring Churchill. 
Royal Josiah Wright. 

THOMAS LORING, Boston 1747-1781 

Matross, Captain Joseph Chad wick's Company, Colonel Richard Gridley's 
Artillery Regiment, August 14, 1775; eight months' men; service at 
Fort No. 3, November, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Smith Memorial ; Dawes Family History ; 
Boston Records.] 
Lyman Loring Brooks. 

THOMAS LORING, Plympton 

Captain of a militia Company, which marched from Plympton, April 19, 
1775; also on an expedition to drive the British soldiers from Marsh- 
field. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Thomas Loring Churchill. 
Royal Josiah Wright. 

NATHAN LOTHROP, Bridgewater 1 754-1830 

Private, Captain Daniel Lothrop's Company, Colonel Bailey's Regiment, 
May 3-August 9; 1 775 ; in same Company of Colonel Thomas's Regi- 
ment, October 6, 1775; Lieutenant, Captain George Lewis's Company, 
Colonel Freeman's Regiment, September 6, 1778; alarm at Bedford, 
Dartmouth, and Falmouth ; his widow received a pension. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Pension Records.] 
Frank Orville Lothrop. 
Fred Joseph Lothrop. 

SOLOMON LOVELL, Weymouth 1732-1801 

Colonel, Second Regiment, February 7, 1776, at Dorchester Heights; 
Brigadier-General of militia in Suffolk County ; he thus became military 
commander of Boston, and remained so for six years, till the close of the 



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war ; commander of the land forces of the Penobscot expedition, June 
26, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Records of Council, VI. 243, XII. 5, 444; 
Weymouth Historical Society Records, I. 47 ; General Assembly Record, 
XXXVII. 97.] 
James Lovell Little. 
John Mason Little. 

JOSEPH LOVETT, Second, Beverly 1739-1819 

At the moment of the Lexington alarm he was ploughing ; he unhitched the 
oxen, leaving them to his son to drive home ; took his gun and equip- 
ment, and hurried to the place of assembly, in the Beverly meeting-house, 
where he joined his Company in their march to Concord, as a Private in 
the first Foot Company of that town ; Private, Captain John Low's Com- 
pany, Colonel Hutchinson's Regiment, May 12,1775; Private, Captain 
Low's Company, Nineteenth Regiment, October 6, 1775, at the siege of 
Boston. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Evans Lovett. 
Joshua Lovett. 
William Herrick Lovett Odell. 

THOMAS MACDONOUGH, New Castle County, Delaware . 1 747-1 795 
He represented New Castle County in the " Council of the State of Dela- 
ware" from November i, 1780, to June 11, 1788, being Speaker of the 
Council from October 25, 1784, to June 11, 1788. 

[Minutes of the Council of the State of Delaware.] 
Rodney Macdonough. 

ABIEL MACOMBER, Taunton 

Ensign, Captain James Williams's Company, which marched on the Lexing- 
ton alarm, April 19, 1775; First Lieutenant, Captain Josiah's King's 
Company (Seventh), Third Bristol County Regiment, April 5, 1776; 
Lieutenant, Captain Jacob Haskins's Company, Colonel John Hathaway 's 
Regiment, March 13, 1779-April 15, 1779; served on alarms in Rhode 
Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Gardner Hall. 
George Robinson Hall. 

JOS I AH MAGOUN, New Hampton, New Hampshire . . . 1 758-1 840 
Private, Captain Nathan Brown's Company, Colonel Pierce Long's Regi- 
ment, December, 1776; service at Ticonderoga ; battles of Crown Point 
and Plattsburg; suffered great hardships; mustered out on account of 
sickness in 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Aaron Buzzell Magoun. 



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TIMOTHY MAHONY, Georgiaville, Rhode Island .... 1 745-181 7 
Private, Captain Aldrich's Company, Colonel Hitchcock's Regiment, Rhode 
Island troops; served nine months; his widow received a pension. 

[Pension Records.] 
Cornelius Roscoe Day. 
Walter Leonard Mahony. 

MOSES MANDELL, Hardwick 1751-1826 

Private, Captain Simon Hazelton's Company of minute-men, which marched 
on the Lexington alarm; in Captain Samuel Dexter's Company, Colonel 
Learned's Regiment, 1776; Aide-de-camp to Colonel Warner; at the 
battle of Brandywine, finding a cannon unmanned because the men had 
all been shot down, he dismounted from his horse, and assisted Moll 
Pitcher to roll the cannon to the embrasure and fire it. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; obituary in Worcester " Spy."] 
Samuel Pierce Mandell. 

PAUL MANDELL, Hardwick 1 723-1809 

Captain in the Colonial militia on expeditions to Crown Point and Fort 
William Henry ; when the militia was reorganized, he was elected Captain, 
September 22, 1774; Brigade Major, March 13, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Paige's History of Hardwick.] 
Samuel Pierce Mandell. 

THOMAS MANNING, Salem 1750- 

Sergeant, Captain Cranson's Company, Colonel Whitcomb's Regiment; 
Prospect Hill camp, October 6, 1775; receipted for bounty coat, Novem- 
ber 2, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Smith Memorial; Usher's History of 
Medford; Potter Family in America; Felt's History of Ipswich.] 
Lyman Loring Brooks. 

DANIEL MANSFIELD, Lynnfield 171 7-1 797 

Private, at the Lexington alarm ; one of the Committee of Safety, April 23, 

1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Lewis and Newhall's Lynn.] 
Charles Francis Mansfield. 
Stanley Allan Mansfield. 

WILLIAM MANSFIELD, Lynnfield 1749-1809 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Bancroft's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; 
Private, Captain Enoch Putnam's Company, Colonel John Mansfield's 
Regiment, May 16, 1775; same Company, Colonel Israel Hutchinson's 
Regiment, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Francis Mansfield. 
Stanley Allan Mansfield. 



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THADDEUS MARBLE, Sutton 1758-1817 

Private, Captain Reuben Sibley's Company, Colonel Josiah Whitney's 
Regiment, for service in Rhode Island; enlisted, July 31, 1778; in the 
same Company, Colonel Jacob Davis's Regiment, for service in Rhode 
Island, July 30, 1 780-August 8, 1 780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John P. Marble. 

EZEKIEL MARSH, Danvers 1 710-1798 

Commissioned Ensign in the Colonial militia, August 21, 1754; at the 
Lexington alarm he marched with Captain Caleb Low's Company of 
minute-men, and participated in the battle. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Genealogy of John Marsh, of Salem ; 
Danvers Military History.] 
Alvah Winslow Brown. 
James Morrill Marsh. 

JOHN MARSTON, Hampton, New Hampshire 1 757-1 846 

Private, Captains Elkins's and Leavitt's Companies, Colonel Poor's Regi- 
ment; enlisted. May 27, 1775 ; in Captain Parsons's Company, December 
18, 1776; in Captain's Prescott's Company, General Whipple's Brigade, 
August 25, 1778; Sergeant in Captain Leavitt's Company, July, 1780; a 
pensioner. 

[Pension Records; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
George Harrison Marston. 
Joseph Norris Marston. 

GEORGE MARTIN, Windham, Connecticut 1743-1827 

Private, Captain James Stedman's Company, which marched from Wind- 
ham on the Lexington alarm ; Private, in Captain Stephen Brown's Com- 
pany, Colonel John Durkee's Regiment, June 9, 1777-June 9, 1780. 

[Certificate Adjutant-General of Connecticut.] 
William Bass Arnold. 
Calvin Sampson Lenox. 

CHRISTOPHER MASON, Junior, Swansea 1738-1805 

Private, Captain Peleg Peck's Company, Colonel Carpenter's Regiment ; 
enlisted, December 13, 1776; service at Rhode Island; Member of the 
General Court for twenty-one consecutive years ; one of a Committee of 
Inspection, appointed January, 1775; Selectman during the Revolution; 
appointed to hire soldiers for the army and purchase supplies. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Swansea Town Records.] 
Thomas William Richmond. 

NEHEMIAH MAY, Holland 1 730-1793 

Captain, Fourteenth Company, First Regiment (Hampshire County), Colonel 
Pynchon ; served at the siege of Boston ; stationed at Roxbury ; also 



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Captain in Colonel David Leonard's Regiment, May 6-Juty 8, 1777; 
service at Ticonderoga and vicinity ; also Captain in Colonel John 
Bliss's Regiment, February 11, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Henry Ashley May. 

THOMAS MAYBERRY, Windham, Maine 1751-1840 

Corporal, Captain Samuel Knight's Company, July 18, 1775; service at 
Falmouth (now Portland) ; also in Captain Richard Mayberry's Company, 
Colonel Ebenezer Francis's Regiment, at Dorchester Heights, August- 
December, 1776; in Captain Nathan Merrill's Company, Colonel Jona- 
than Mitchell's Regiment, in the Bagaduce expedition in 1779; in Cap- 
tain Isaac Parsons's Company, Colonel Joseph Prince's Regiment, for 
seven months and twenty-two days in 1 780, at Thomaston. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Windham, Me.] 
Edward Franklin Smith. 

WILLIAM MAYNARD, Framingham 1 745-1 788 

Sergeant, Captain Simon Edgell's Company of minute-men, which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge; Lieutenant, 
Captain Drury's Company, Colonel Nixon's Regiment, April 24, 1775, 
and again September 30, 1775 ; was at the battle of Bunker Hill, where 
he was wounded in the hip ; after his recovery was in command of an 
invalid corps, which position he held for some years ; a pensioner. 

[Barry's Framingham ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Jerome Carter Hosmer. 

WILLIAM MCALLISTER, Wiscasset, Maine -1787 

A Revolutionary soldier, and present at the battle of Bunker Hill. 
[Spofford Genealogy-.] 
George Eugene Belknap. 

MICHAEL McCLARY, Epsom, New Hampshire. 

Second Lieutenant, First New Hampshire Regiment, April-December, 
1775; at the battle of Bunker Hill; First Lieutenant, Fifth Continental 
Infantry, January i, 1776; Captain, Third New Hampshire Regiment, 
November 8, 1776-September i, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Heitman's Register.] 
Charles McClary Bangs. 
Frederick Lincoln Bangs. 

WILLIAM McCLEAN, Junior, York County, Pennsylvania . 1 733-1807 
Captain, Third Company, Fifth Battalion, York County militia; in active 
service; commissioned, April 5, 1778. 

[Pennsylvania Archives; Certificate of State Librarian.] 
John Knox Marshall. 



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JOSEPH Mcculloch, westborough 1 745-1 827 

Private, Captain Edmund Brigham's Company, Colonel Artemas Ward's 
Regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; also in Cap- 
tain Moses Wheelock's Company, Colonel Jonathan Ward's Regiment ; 
enlisted, April 24, 1775; also in Colonel Wesson's Regiment, January i, 
1777-December 31, 1779; Corporal in same Regiment, January i, 1780- 
December 31, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Almiron Judson McCulloch. 

JOSHUA McMASTER, Palmer 1757-1822 

Private, Captain David Spear's Company of minute-men, which marched on 
the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775; also in Captain Aaron Graves's 
Company, served in the Northern Department, May 8-July 8, 1777; also 
in Captain Joshua L. Woodbridge's Company, Colonel Nathan Tyler's 
Regiment, June-December, 1778; service in Rhode Island; of the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence, March, 1776, and again in i 777-1 778; served 
at Ticonderoga, and present at the surrender of Burgoyne ; a pensioner. 

[History of Palmer; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles McMaster. 
John McMaster. 

JAMES MELLExN, Hopkinton 1 739-181 2 

Ca'ptain of Ward's Massachusetts Regiment, May-December, 1775; Cap- 
tain, Twenty-first Continental Infantry, January i, 1776: Major, August 
i5> ^n^'t Lieutenant-Colonel, Ninth Massachusetts Regiment, November, 
1776; transferred to Fourth Massachusetts Regiment, January i, 1781 ; 
Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant, Third Massachusetts Regiment, January 
7, 1783; served to June 3, 1783; Colonel Mellen's commission with 
Worcester Society of Antiquity. 

[Heitman's Register.] 
James Hyatt Punderson. 

WILLIAM MERCHANT, Gloucester 1751-1802 

Private, Captain Barnabas Dodge's Company, May, 1775, for ten months, 
and under Captain Mark Pool for three months in 1778. 

[Gloucester Selectmen's Records; Babson's Gloucester.] 
Everett Pierce Wonson. 

SILAS MERRIAM, Lexington 1 748-1 799 

His name appears on an order dated " Council Chamber, October 16, 1777," 
for exchange of prisoners, returned by Captain Johonet, February 24, 
1778, exchanged for David Burns, a British prisoner; discharged, April i, 
I 780 ; afterwards re-enlisted. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Pratt. 



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CLEMENT MESERVE, Dover, New Hampshire 1716-1800 

Private, Captain Samuel Wallingford's Company, Colonel David Oilman's 
Regiment, December 5, 1776-March 15, 1777; this Company was sent 
to New York ; also Sergeant of same Company ; later he was designated 
as Lieutenant. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Charles Albert Meserve. 

JAMES METCALF, Wrentham 1 728-1 803 

Second Major, West Suffolk County Regiment, Colonel John Smith, at the 
Lexington alarm ; Captain, Colonel Joseph Reed's (Thirteenth Conti- 
nental) Regiment, December, 1775-December, 1776; Major and Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel, Fourth Suffolk County Militia Regiment; commissioned, 
February 10, 1776 ; served to the close of the war. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Heitman's Register ; Wright Genealogy.] 
Henry Kirke Wright. 

CEPHAS MILLS, Tolland 1 759-1848 

Private in three campaigns, Massachusetts troops, Captain William Cooley's 
Company, Colonel John Moseley's (Hampshire County) Regiment, which 
marched to re-enforce the Northern Army, July 9, 1777 ; pension allowed 
for ten months and twenty-four days' actual service ; a part of the time 
under Captain Ferguson and Colonel Brewer. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Slocum Family Genealogy ; Pension 
Records.] 
Edward Tinker Slocum. 

JOHN MITCHELL, New Durham, New Hampshire . . . . 1750-1823 
Private, Captain Benjamin Titcomb's (Sixth) Company, Colonel Poor's 
Regiment (afterwards the Second New Hampshire) ; enlisted, March 20, 
1777 ; his name appears on returns of soldiers in the Continental Army 
for the years 1 777-1 783 ; this Regiment performed good service against 
Burgoyne's army and in other campaigns ; he was a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; certificate of the Secretary of State of New Hamp- 
shire.] 
Frederick Anson Estes. 

ELEAZER MOFFIT, Killingly, Connecticut 1743- 

Private, Captain Joseph Cady's Company, Regiment commanded by Major 
William Danielson ; marched on the Lexington alarm. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
Edgar Rollins Downs. 

JOHN MOORE, Derryfield, New Hampshire 1731-1809 

Captain of a Company from Derryfield, Bedford, and Goffstown, which 
marched on the Lexington alarm ; Captain in Colonel Stark's (First New 
Hampshire) Regiment, April 24, 1775 ; was at the battle of Bunker Hill, 



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stationed near Mystic River, and repulsed the Welsh Fusileers ; Major on 
Colonel Stark's staff, June i8-December, 1775 ; Major, Fifth Continental 
Infantr}', January i -December 31, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; History of Manchester, N.H. ; Heitman's Register ; 
Hanson's and Allen's Histories of Norridgewock, N.H.] 
Charles Peary Nutter. 

JOHN M ORE Y, Orford, New Hampshire 1750- 

His name appears on a list of soldiers of the Revolution belonging to the 
town of Orford, New Hampshire, to whom bounties were due for services 
rendered. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Charles Henry Brigham. 
Herbert Stewart Robbins, 
George Sawin Stewart. 

ANTHONY MORSE, Worthington, or Preston, Connecticut . 1753-1803 

Sergeant, Captain Ebenezer Webber's Company of minute-men, which 

marched on the Lexington alarm ; in Captain John Fellows's Company at 

the siege of Boston; Ensign, Ninth Continental Regiment, January i, 

1777-February 14, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Heitman's Register,] 
James D. Hutchins. 

JOSEPH MORSE, Newton 

Private, Third Company, Colonel Marshall's Regiment, Continental Army ; 
served from May 14, 1777-March 7, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Myron Stearns. 

PHILIP MORSE, Newbury 1755-1847 

Private, Captain Thomas Cogswell's Company, Colonel Baldwin's (Twenty- 
sixth) Regiment, April 25, 1776-July 30, 1777 ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Pension Records.] 
Glenn Tilley Morse. 

REUBEN MORSE, Dublin, New Hampshire 1742-18 10 

Ensign, Colonel Moses Nichols's Regiment, General Stark's Brigade, July- 
September, 1777; at the battles of Bennington, Stillwater, and Ticon- 
deroga. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; History of Dublin, N.H.] 
George Thorndike Sleeper. 

JONATHAN MOULTOxN, Hampton, New Hampshire . . . 1726-1787 

Moderator of meeting in Hampton, January 17, 1774, for the purpose of 

"considering the unreasonable and unconstitutional claims which the 

Parliament of Great Britain have assumed over the rights and properties 



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of his Majesty's loyal subjects in America"; Colonel of a Regiment of 
militia, which marched from Hampton and joined the Continental Army 
under General Gates, near Saratoga, September-October, i 'j'j'j ; Colonel 
in the New Hampshire militia during all the war. 

[Dow's Hampton; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
George Harrison Marston. 
Joseph Norris Marston. 
Beverly Sanborn Moulton. 

SIMON MUDGE, Danvers 1 748-1 799 

Private, Captain Samuel Flint's Company, Colonel J. Pickering's Regiment, 
at the Lexington alarm ; Private, Danvers Company, which marched to 
Ticonderoga, July 27, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; diary in possession of the family.] 
George Pratt. 

NATHAN MUNROE, Lexington 1 747-1 829 

Private, Captain John Parker's Company of minute-men, at the battles of 
Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Hudson's Lexington.] 
Albert Dodge Munroe. 

AARON MURDOCK, Newton 1735- 

Orderly Sergeant, Captain Amariah Fuller's Company, at the battles of 
Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775 ; Sergeant of the West Company, 
Colonel Hatch's Regiment, at Dorchester Heights, March, 1776; Lieu- 
tenant in Captain Edward Fuller's Company, September, 1778. 

[History of Newton, by Rev. S. F. Smith, D.D.] 
Peter Parker. 

JOHN MURDOCK, xMiddleborough 1742-1817 

Lieutenant, Captain William Tupper's (Sixth) Company, Colonel Sprout's 
(Fourth) Regiment, December 8-19, 1776; service at Rhode Island; in 
same Company, Colonel Ebenezer White's Regiment, August 1-9, 1780; 
marched on order of Council. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Middleborough Records.] 
George Henry Leonard. 

JESSE MURRAY, Guilford, Connecticut 1 746-1824 

Private, Captain D. Hand's Company, Colonel Talcott's Regiment, March, 
1776. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
John Calvin MacMurray. 
Leslie Arnold MacMurray. 

PHILIP NAGLE, Reading, Pennsylvania 1 753-1834 

Drummer and Private in First Pennsylvania Continental Regiment, Colonel 



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James Chambers ; a part of the time he served under Captain Selin and 
Colonel Hazen; served until January, 1781 ; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records ; Archives of Penn. ; History of Berks County, Penn.] 
Frank Lincoln Nagle. 

NOAH NASH, Scituate 1 734-1775 

Private, Captain S. Stockbridge's Company, Colonel John Thomas's Regi- 
ment, May 10, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Arthur Irving Nash. 
Herbert Nash. 
Nathaniel Cushing Nash. 

THOMAS NELSON, Junior, Yorktown, Virginia .... 1 738-1 789 
Member of the Continental Congress, 1775, and during the first half of the 
war ; one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence ; Governor 
of Virginia and Commander-in-chief of its militia in 1781 ; commended 
by Washington for his conduct at the siege of Yorktown ; pledged his 
private property as collateral to borrow money to prevent disbanding of 
the Virginia militia. 

[Irving's Life of Washington; Cooke's Virginia ; Lossing's American 
Revolution.] 
Darius Landen Vigus Moffett. 

EBENEZER NEWELL, Needham 1712-1798 

Member of a Committee of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety, March, 
1776 and 1778 ; his term of office expired 1779. 

[History of Norfolk County.] 
Eben Newell Hewins. 

WILLIAM NEWHALL, Lynn 1 750-1823 

Drummer, at the Lexington alarm ; also in Captain Addison Richardson's 
Company, Colonels Mansfield's and Hutchinson's Regiments, May 18- 
October 31, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Stanley Allan Mansfield. 

MARSHALL NEWTON, Junior, Shrewsbury 1757-1833 

Private under General Ward at the siege of Boston; re-enlisted several 
times, and served seven years in the Continental Army in Colonel Cush- 
ing's Regiment; with Washington at the defeat on Long Island; at 
Trenton, Princeton, Burgoyne's surrender, Brandywine, and Valley Forge ; 
received a pension a few hours before he died at Newfane, Vermont. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Newfane, Vt.] 
John McAllister Stevenson. 
William Chipman Stevenson. 



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THOMAS NICKELSON, Marblehead 1 752-1822 

Private, Captain John Glover, Junior's Company, Colonel John Glover's 
Regiment, 1775; enlisted for nine months; Private, Captain Buffington's 
Company, at the surrender of Burgoyne, and in General Glover's Brigade 
at the siege of Rhode Island in 1778 ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; U.S. Pension Rolls; Roads's Marblehead.] 
Wallace Spencely Silver. 

AMBROSE NICHOLS, Cohasset 

Private, Captain Job Cushing's Company, Colonel Samuel Lovell's Regi- 
ment, December 18, 1776-March 17, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Abbott Fuller Graves. 

ANDREW NICHOLS, Middleton, New Hampshire .... 1757-1812 
Private, Captain Davis Howlet's Company, Colonel Ashley's Regiment, 
June 29, 1777; marched to re-enforce the Continental Army at Ticon- 
deroga; in Captain Samuel Wright's Company, Colonel Nichols's Regi- 
ment, July-September, 1777; in Captain Nicholas Gilman's Company, 
Third New Hampshire Regiment, July, 1779-January, 1880. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Andrew Nichols. 

DANIEL NICHOLS, Junior, Hingham 1741-1828 

A Member of the Committee of Inspection, December 26, 1774; Private, 
Captain Job Cushing's Company, Colonel Greaton's Regiment, August i, 

1775- 

[History of Hingham ; History of Cohasset.] 
George Leslie Nichols. 

JONATHAN NICHOLS, Reading and Wilmington .... 1758-1840 
Private, Captain Thomas Eaton's Company, Colonel David Green's Regi- 
ment, at the Lexington alarm ; also Captain John Bacheller's Company, 
Colonel E. Bridge's Regiment, and Captain Noah Allen's Company, 
Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, in 1775-76; a privateersman and 
sailor in 1777, until March 7, 1778, when he was released from prison 
and exchanged at Bristol, Rhode Island; in 1778, Private, Captain Ben- 
jamin Edgell's Company, Colonel John Jacobs's Regiment; in 1779 in 
Captain J. Walker's Company, Colonel S. Denny's Regiment; in 1780 a 
Private, to re-enforce the Continental Army for six months ; served seven 
years ; a pensioner. 

[Eaton's History of Reading; U.S. Pension Rolls; Rev. Rolls Mass. 
Archives.] 
Francis Alanson Nichols. 

MOSES NICHOLS, Amherst, New Hampshire 

Colonel, Fifth New Hampshire Regiment of militia, 1776; commanded one 



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of the three Regiments of General Stark's Brigade at the battle of Ben- 
nington, August i6, 1777; also a Regiment of volunteers, which marched 
from New Hampshire and joined the Continental Army at Rhode Island, 
August, 1778; also a Regiment raised by New Hampshire to re-enforce 
the Continental Army at West Point, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Town Records, Amherst, N.H.] 
George King Nichols. 

SYLVANUS NOCKS (KNOX), Somersworth, New Hampshire, 1758-1839 
Private, Captain Wentworth's Company, Colonel Poor's Regiment, New 
Hampshire troops ; a pensioner. 

[Certificate of Compiler of Revolutionary Records for the State of 
Maine; Pension Records.] 
Oscar Fitzlaw Knox. 

HUMPHREY NO YES, Atkinson, New Hampshire .... 1717-1790 
Private, Captain Ezekiel Gile's Company of volunteers, which marched 
from Plaistow, New Hampshire, and joined the Northern Continental 
Army at Saratoga, September 27-October 31, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
RuFus King Noyes. 

JOHN NOYES, Newbury 1 740-1 784 

Sergeant of the Newbury Company, which marched on the Lexington 
alarm; Ensign, Captain William Rogers's Company, Colonel Samuel 
Gerrish's Regiment; Second Lieutenant, May 19-December, 1775; 
Second Lieutenant, Twenty-sixth Continental Infantry, January i -De- 
cember 31, 1776; Captain, Colonel Samuel Johnson's Regiment, August 
14-November 30, 1777; service at the battle of Bunker Hill, siege of 
Boston, battle of Stillwater, and surrender of Burgoyne. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Heitman's Register,] 
Eugene Noyes. 

JOSEPH NOYES, Westerly, Rhode Island 1727-1802 

Colonel, First Regiment (King's County) Rhode Island militia, and Deputy 
to Rhode Island General Assembly, 1776, 1780, 1782, 1789. 

[Colonial Records, R.I. ; Arnold's R.I.] 
Walter Birnie. 

JOSEPH NOYES, Henniker, New Hampshire 1 732-1807 

Private, Captain Jesse Page's Company, Colonel Jacob Yale's Regiment of 
volunteers, which marched from New Hampshire and joined the Conti- 
nental Army in Rhode Island, August, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
RuFus King Noyes. 



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THOMAS NO YES, Westerly, Rhode Island 1 754-1819 

Ensign of Babcock's Rhode Island Regiment, January 15, 1776; Lieuten- 
ant of Lippitt's Rhode Island State Regiment, August 19, 1776; First 
Lieutenant, First Rhode Island Regiment, January i, 1777; service at 
the battles of Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, and Valley Forge ; 
Major and Lieutenant-Colonel after the war. 

[Colonial Records, R.I. ; Arnold's R.I. ; Heitman's Register; Stone's 
French Allies; Spirit of '-j^ in R.I.] 
Walter Birnie. 

TOBIAS OAKMAN, Marshfield 1729-1818 

Private, Captain Joseph Cliffs Company, Colonel Anthony Thomas's 
Regiment ; served as guard on the North River ; Sergeant, Captain John 
Turner's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's Regiment, November 6, 
1777-April 3, 1778; served at Cambridge; Private, Captain Joseph 
Soper's Company, Colonel T. Cotton's Regiment ; service, in Rhode 
Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Francis Mansfield. 
Daniel Gardner Mansfield. 

BETHIAH ORR 

Sergeant, Captain Richards's Company, Colonel Brewer's Regiment, at the 
siege of Boston ; Second Lieutenant, Captain Bicknall's Company, 
Colonel Putnam's Regiment of three months' men, in 1781 ; served at 
West Point, New York. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Isaac Newton Nutter. 

JOHN OSGOOD, Andover 1712-1775 

Colonel of the Essex County Regiment, composed of men from Andover, 
etc. ; commissioned in 1767 and again in 1769. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Ernest Osgood Hiler. 

EBENEZER OWEN, Portland, Maine 1738-1817 

Private, Captain Peter Warren's Company, Colonel Jonathan Mitchell's 
Regiment; enlisted, July i, 1779; served in Bagaduce expedition; also 
in Captain Joseph Pride's Company, Colonel Joseph Prime's Regiment, 
April 27-December 6, 1780 ; also in Lieutenant Joseph McLellan's Com- 
pany, of same Regiment, December 6, 1780-February 23, 1781 ; service 
at eastward. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Edward Richardson. 
George Eliot Richardson. 



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CALEB PAGE, Dunbarton, New Hampshire 1 705-1 785 

Member of the Provincial Congress, 1775, 1776, at the age of seventy years. 
[Lyon's Dunbarton.] 
Nelson Macy Barrett. 
Joseph Henry Gilmore, Junior. 

JEREMIAH PAGE, Dunbarton, New Hampshire 1730-1807 

Member of the Committee of Safety, 1775; Member of the Provincial 
Congress, 1777, 1778, 1780; Delegate to the Constitutional Conventioji, 
1778; first Representative of Dunbarton to the General Court; a Judge 
of the Court of Common Pleas. 

[History of Dunbarton.] 
Nelson Macy Barrett. 
Joseph Henry Gilmore, Junior. 

TIMOTHY PAIGE 

Captain of a Company which marched on the Bennington alarm, August 21, 

1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of the Reed Family."" 
William Breckenridge Reed. 

JOSEPH PALMER, Candia, New Hampshire 1749-1816 

Private, Captain Timothy Clement's Company, Colonel Peirce Long's 
Regiment, in the Continental Army; service, December 7, 1776-Janu- 
ary 7, 1777, and marched to Fort Ticonderoga. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Harold Payson Palmer. 

STEPHEN PALMER, Candia, New Hampshire 1 723-1 790 

Private, Captain Moses Baker's Company of volunteers, which marched 
from Candia, New Hampshire, and joined the Northern Continental 
Army at Saratoga, September, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Harold Payson Palmer. 

ABIJAH PARKER, Senior, Pepperell 1727- 

Private, Captain John Nutting's Company, Colonel Prescott's Regiment, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; re-enlisted, April 25, 
^nS'i promoted Sergeant, June 17, 1775; commiissioned Lieutenant, 
July 31, 1780, and detached to re-enforce the Continental Army. 
George Stearns Parker. 

EBENEZER PARKER, Westford 1 749-1 831 

Private, Captain Minot's Company, Colonel Prescott's Regiment, which 
marched on the Lexington alarm " for the defence of this Colony against 
the ministerial troops" ; re-enlisted, December 16, 1776, in Captain Reu- 



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ben Butterfield's Company, and served three months ; serv^ed as a 
mounted courier at Washington's headquarters, 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Westford.] 
George Lincoln Dodd. 
Horace Barry Parker. 

HANANIAH PARKER, Westborough I735-I793 

Lieutenant, Captain Seth Morse's Company, Colonel Ward's Regiment, 
which marched on the Lexington alarm; also in Captain Nathaniel 
Wright's Company, Colonel Luke Drury's Regiment; enlisted, July 8, 
1781 ; discharged, November 18, 1781 ; service at West Point; appears 
on a pay warrant, same Company, dated March 7, 1783 ; he was a Mem- 
ber of the Committee of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety, 1774, 
1776, 1777, 1780, 1 78 1, 1782, 1783; Representative, 1782. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Certificate Town Clerk, Westborough.] 
Edward Ludlow Parker. 

ISAAC PARKER, Westford 1 760-1 825 

Drummer, Captain Timothy Underwood's Company, Colonel William 
Prescott's Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; in Cap- 
tain Joshua Parker's Company, same Regiment; enlisted, May 24, 1775 ; 
this Company was in the redoubt at the battle of Bunker Hill ; in Cap- 
tain R. Butterfield's Company; enlisted, December 16, 1776; served 
three months, fifteen days, in Connecticut ; in Captain Joshua Parker's 
Company, Colonel John Robinson's Regiment; enlisted, July 5, 1777; 
served five months, twenty-six days, in Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Sawin Stewart. 

JOHN PARKER, Framingham 1 703-1 783 

Private, Captain Thomas Drury's Company, Colonel Nixon's (Middlesex 
County) Regiment; enlisted, April 24, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Temple's Framingham.] 
Peter Parker. 

KENDALL PARKER, Dracut 1723-1776 

Private, Captain Stephen Russell's Company, Colonel Green's Regiment, at 
the Lexington alarm ; in Captain Joseph B. Varnum's Company, Colonel 
Simeon Spaulding's Regiment ; Corporal, Captain Joshua Read's Com- 
pany, Colonel Varnum's Regiment, December 13, 1775-April i, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Moses Greeley Parker. 
Theodore Edson Parker, Junior. 

LINUS PARKER, Pittsfield 1758-1829 

Private, Captain Aaron Rowley's Company, Colonel Benjamin Simonds's 
(Berkshire County) Regiment, which marched to Saratoga, April 26, 



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1777; in Captain Ezra Whittlesey's Company; detachment under Colo- 
nel John Brown; enlisted, September 7 ; discharged, September 30, 1777 ; 
in Captain Charles Dibble's Company, Colonel Rossiter's (Third Berk- 
shire County) Regiment, which marched on an alarm to the northward, 
October 14, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Histor}' of Pittsfield.] 
John Henry Manning. 
Frederick Syreno Parker. 

PETER PARKER, Framingham 1 738-1 803 

Member of Committee of Correspondence, 1776, 1778 ; of the Committee to 
provide for the families of soldiers; Selectman, 1777, 1779, 1780, 1782. 

[Temple's Framingham; Parker Genealogy.] 
Charles Lincoln Parker. 
Charles Schoff Parker. 
Charles Wallingford Parker. 
Herman Parker. 
Moses Greeley Parker. 
Peter Parker. 
Ross Parker. 

JOSIAH PARSONS, York, Maine 1750-1807 

Sergeant, Captain Johnson Moulton's Company of minute-men, which 
marched on the Lexington alarm ; also in Captain Samuel Darby's Regi- 
ment, May 3-June 13, 1775; Lieutenant, Captain Goodwin's Company, 
Colonel Wigglesworth's Regiment; discharged, November 30, 1776; 
Second Lieutenant, Eleventh Massachusetts Regiment, January i, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass, Archives; Heitman's Register.] 
Albert Griffith Hall. 

JOSHUA PARTRIDGE, Senior, Medway 1713-1795 

Captain of the Medway Company, Colonel John Smith's Regiment, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Chandler Partridge. 
William Henry Partridge. 

JOSHUA PARTRIDGE, Junior, Medway 1745-1802 

Sergeant, Captain Joseph Lovell's Company, Fourth Suffolk County Regi- 
ment ; marched to Warwick, Rhode Island, on an alarm, December 8, 
1776; in service from April 19, 1775, at various times, to April, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Chandler Partridge. 
William Henry Partridge. 

SAMUEL PARTRIDGE, Medway 1752-1842 

Private, Lieutenant Moses Adams's Company, Colonel John Smith's 



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Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm, April 19 and 
April 30, 1775; also in Captain John Boyd's Company, Colonel Heath's 
Regiment, October 5, 1775; encamped at Fort No. 2; also in Cap- 
tain Samuel Cobb's Company, Colonel James Read's Regiment, Sep- 
tember 26, 1775; Corporal, Captain John Ellis's Company, Fourth Suf- 
folk Count>' Regiment, which marched to Rhode Island on the alarm, 
July, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Chandler Partridge. 
William Henry Partridge. 

ALEXANDER PATTERSON, Henniker, New Hampshire . 1714-1802 
Private, Captain Gordon Hutchins's Company of General Stark's Brigade, 
April 23, 1775 ; was wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Willis Patterson Howard. 

ANTOINE PAULINT, Coopersville, New York 1737- 

Captain, Second Canadian Company, Colonel Moses Hazen's Regiment, 
November, 1 775-1 781; a pensioner. 

[Heitman's Register; Pension Records.] 
Julius Joseph Paulint. 
Lucius Francis Paulint. 

SAMUEL PAYSOxN, Stoughtonham 1731-1819 

Captain of a Company in Colonel John Greaton's Regiment, which marched 
on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775; Captain in Colonel Joseph 
Reed's Regiment, May-December, 1775; Captain, Thirteenth Conti- 
nental Infantry, January-December, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Heitman's Register.] 
Edward Payson Critcher. 

DAVID PEABODY, Nottingham. New Hampshire .... 1736- 
Private, Captain Peter Cross's Company, Colonel Moses Nichols's Regiment, 
which marched from the State of New Hampshire and joined the Conti- 
nental Army in Rhode Island, August 7, 1778 ; ser\'ed twenty-four days; 
also served three months from September 22, 1778 ; also in Captain John 
Mills's Company, Colonel Reynolds's Regiment, September 17-23, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Charles Hiram Wilson. 

LEVI PEASE, Blandford 1 740-1824 

Adjutant (Third Hampshire County), Colonel John Mosley's Regiment, 
April 23, 1776; with the Regiment commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel 
Timothy Robinson, which marched, October 21, 1776, for Ticonderoga, 
to re-enforce the army. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frederick Gill Davis. 



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JOHN PEABODY, Andover 1732-1820 

Lieutenant, commanding a Company of militia, which marched to Roxbury 
Camp and joined Colonel S. Parsons's Regiment, December 10, 1775; 
chosen Adjutant of a Regiment to be raised in Essex County, January 
23, 1776; commissioned First Lieutenant, Captain J. Abbot's Company, 
Colonel Parsons's Regiment, February 21, 1776; Captain, First Company, 
Colonel Samuel Johnson's Regiment, April 3, 1776; also Colonel E. 
Francis's Regiment, September 23, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Franklin James Wight. 

SILAS PENNIMAN, Bellingham 1751-1777 

Private, Captain Jesse Holbrook's Company, which marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775; Drummer of same Company, Colonel Wheelock's 
Regiment, which marched to Warwick, Rhode Island, on the alarm of 
December 8, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass, Archives.] 
George Wallace Penniman. 

SOLOMON PEPPER, Eastham 1 703-1 786 

Captain, Third Company, Second (Barnstable County) Regiment ; later. 
Major of same ; " he took an active part in the measures that resulted 
in the independence of the country " ; one of the Committee from East- 
ham; Chairman of a patriotic town meeting. 
[Freeman's Cape Cod ; Pratt's Eastham.] 
Elmer Heman Snow. 
Walter Bradlee Snow. 

ABRAHAM PERKINS, Ipswich 1747-1842 

Corporal, Captain Jonathan Coggswell, Junior's Company, which marched 
on the Lexington alarm; in Captain Alvin Dodge's Company, Colonel 
Moses Little's Regiment, May 3, 1775; in Captain David Lewis's Com- 
pany, Colonel Coggswell's Regiment, April-August, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Warren Lord Knox. 

ABEL PERRY, Senior, Natick • 1736-1808 

Delegate to the Concord Convention, 1774, and to the Provincial General 
Assembly; a Member of the Committee of Correspondence; Lieutenant, 
Captain Joseph Morris's Company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's Regiment, 
which marched at the Lexington alarm ; First Lieutenant, Captain James 
Miller's Company, General Ward's Regiment; commissioned, May 25, 
1775 ; service at the battle of Bunker Hill and siege of Boston. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Morse's Genealogical Register ; Heit- 
man's Register.] 
George Leslie Nichols. 



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JOHN PERRY, Rehoboth 1 735-1814 

Captain of the Rehoboth Company of minute-men, which marched on the 
Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775 ; also of a Company in Colonel Walker's 
Regiment, 1776; served in Rhode Island. 

[Bliss's Rehoboth ; Historical Register of the Revolution ; Walker 
Family Memoirs.] 

Horace Boylston Lincoln Williams. 
Horace Perry Williams. 

JOSIAH PETTINGELL, Newbury . . .^ 1753- 

Private, Captain Stephen Kent's Company, July 14-December 9, 1775; 
stationed at Newbury ; Company raised for seacoast defence in Essex 
County. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Hervey Pettingell. 

JONATHAN PHILBRICK, Tamworth, New Hampshire . . 1749-1818 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Green's Company, Colonel Bedel's Regiment, 

February 16, 1777; joined the army under General Gates ; re-enlisted, 

September 30, 1777, as Drummer; re-enhsted, August 16, 1 781, in Captain 

James Osgood's Company of scouts; discharged, September 12, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Genealogy of the Philbrick Family.] 
Caleb Philbrick. 

JEDEDIAH PHIPS, Sherborn 1725- 

Member of the Committee of Correspondence, 1774-75 ; of PubHc Safety, 
1780; employed by the General Court to improve the manufacture of 
gunpowder for the Revolutionary Army. 

[Morse's Sherborn.] 
WiLMOT Wadsworth Mitchell. 

SETH PHILLIPS, Pembroke and Fitchburg 1749-1828 

Private, Captain E. Hamlen's Company, General Thomas's Regiment, Octo- 
ber, 1775; enlisted, July 10, 1780, for six months' service in the Conti- 
nental Army; discharged, December 10, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Orin Messinger Lowe. 

ABIEL PIERCE, Middleborough 1 733-181 1 

Captain of the Second Middleborough Company, which marched to Mans- 
field on the alarm of April 19, 1775; Captain, January 29, 1776, in 
Colonel J. Ward's Regiment; also in Colonel Nicholas Dike's Regiment, 
raised for the defence of Boston, August 30, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Historj- of the Pierce Famil}.] 
Frank Gardner Hall. 
George Robinson Hall. 



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BENJAMIN PIERCE, Westmoreland, Vermont 1761-1847 

Private, Captain K. Carlton's Company, Colonel Moses Nichols's Regiment, 
which marched July 22, 1777; also in Captain N. Houghton's Company, 
of Colonel Nichols's Regiment, raised by the State of New Hampshire, 
and joined the Continental Army at West Point, 1 780 ; he was at the 
battle of Bennington, and guarded the prisoners in a church ; at West 
Point when Arnold betrayed his country. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
James L. Duncan. 

CALEB PILLSBURY, Amesburj' 1717-1778 

Member of the Third Provincial Congress, 1775; Delegate to the Conven- 
tion in 1774 ; Captain of a Company of minute-men, which marched from 
Amesbury at the Lexington alarm, reaching Cambridge in time to take 
part in the conflict ; five of his sons were at different times in the Conti- 
nental Army. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Pillsbury Genealogy.] 
Luther Batchelder Pillsbury. 

THOMAS PITKIN, Connecticut 

Captain of a Company raised in Bolton, Connecticut, for the relief of the 
people of Boston, at the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
Ellsworth Stackpole. 

SIMON PLIMPTON, Medfield 1 706/7-1 798 

Selectman, 1757, 1766, 1776; prominent in the affairs of the town in Revo- 
lutionary times. 

[Plimpton Genealogy.] 
Henry Gustavus Dorr. 

EBENEZER plumb, Richmond 

Private, Captain Jabez Colt's Company, Colonel Rossiter's Regiment ; de- 
tached from Berkshire County Regiment, July 17-July 25, 1777, for ser- 
vice at the northward. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Stockbridge.] 
Frank Sutphin Curtis. 

ELIPHALET pond, Dedham 1704-1795 

His name appears among a list of Field Officers of the Massachusetts 
militia as Colonel of the Suffolk County Regiment ; commission dated 
1773 and 1774. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edv/ard Jones Cox. 

ELEAZER FLAGG POOLE, Woburn, Massachusetts . . . 1 734-1 776 
Was offered a commission by George III. to serve in the British army. 



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but preferred to cast his lot with the Americans, the letter from the king 
being preserved in the Woburn Public Librarj- ; enlisted in Captain 
Jesse Wy man's Company of minute-men for eight months, served five 
months, twenty-seven days ; was at Concord, at Lexington, Bunker Hill, 
and the siege of Boston. 

[Woburn city files ; Sewell's Woburn ; Cutter's Centenary' Inscrip- 
tions.] 

Gilbert Fatten Brown. 
Prescott Chamberlain. 
Frederick Francisco Kimball. 

DAVID POOR, Winchendon 1740-later than 1820 

First Lieutenant, Captain Moses Hale's Company, Colonel Nathan Spar- 
hawk's Regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; En- 
sign, Captain Jonathan Holman's Company, Colonel Doolittle's Regiment ; 
enlisted, April 24, 1775; Lieutenant, Twenty-seventh Continental Infan- 
try, January i, 1776 ; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, November i6, 
1776; exchanged, December 17, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Heitman's Register.] 
Donaldson Messer Peck. 

NATHANIEL POPE, Dartmouth 

Private, Captain Egery's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; First Lieuten- 
ant, Eleventh Company, Second Bristol County Regiment, August 10, 
1779; Captain (Lieutenant) in Colonel John Hathaway's Regiment 
(Second Bristol), August, 1780, on an alarm at Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Henry Durfee Pope. 

NATHANIEL POPE, Danvers 1724-1800 

Private, Captain John Putnam's Company, which marched on the Lexington 
alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Ira Preston Pope. 

ELIJAH PORTER, Hartford, Connecticut 

Drummer, Second Company, Fourth Regiment, Colonel Hinman, May 22- 
December 20, 1775; service at siege of Boston, at Fort Ticonderoga, 
and in the Northern Department; Drum-Major, Captain J. Wells's Com- 
pany, Colonel E. Wolcott's Regiment, January, 1 776 ; Captain Bull's Com- 
pany, Colonel S. B. Webb's Regiment, April, 1777-March 28, 1782; First 
Regiment, Connecticut line, July 15-December 15, 17S0; Third Regi- 
ment, January i -December 31, 1781 ; a pensioner. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
Linn Boyd Porter. 



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ISAAC PORTER, Wenham 175C-1837 

Corporal, Captain Thomas Kimball's Company, Colonel John Baker's 
Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775 ; 
drafted from Essex County militia to join the Continental Army at Horse 
Neck. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Wenham.] 
George E. Porter. 
Nathaniel Porter Perkins. 

WILLIAM PORTER, Boxford 1 744-1822 

Private, Captain John Cushing's Company, Colonel Samuel Johnson's 
Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Ernest Osgood Hiler. 

JAMES POTTER, Smithfield, Rhode Island 1760-1849 

Enlisted for fifteen months in Colonel Archibald Crory's Regiment, March 
16, 1778; re-enlisted for twelve months, March 16, 1779, and again for 
twelve months, March 16, 1780; is stated to have been Captain of 
minute-men, and that his detachment had charge of executing all spies 
captured ; buried in the old Quaker burying-ground in Adams, Massachu- 
setts ; a certificate of Lewis Cass, Secretary of War, August 27, 1833, 
shows that " James Potter is entitled to receive a pension of $29.64 
during his natural life." 

[Spirit of '76; R.I. Colony Records.] 
Willis Gordon Snyder. 
Arthur James Witherell. 

WILLIAM POTTER, Smithfield, Rhode Island 1 738-1 798 

Ensign in Colonel Daniel Hitchcock's Regiment of the Army of Observa- 
tion, 1775; First Lieutenant, Ninth Continental Infantry, January- 
December, 1776; First Lieutenant, Second Rhode Island, January i, 
1777; Captain, February 11, 1777; in 1775 was one of the Committee 
of Inspection ; also served on the Committee to receive donations and 
take them to the sufferers in the town of Boston ; also a delegate in 1779 
to the convention to devise a way to restore the Continental curi-ency. 

[Arnold's History of R.I. ; History of Smithfield, R.I. ; Heitman's 
Register.] 
Thomas William Richxmond. 

DANIEL PRATT, Chelsea 1724- 

Private, Captain Samuel Sprague's Company, which marched on the 
Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Herman Washington Pratt. 



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DAVID PRATT, Belchertown 

Private, Captain Jonathan Bardwell's Company, Colonel Warner's Regi- 
ment, which marched on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775 ; Sergeant 
of same Company, of Colonel E. Porter's Regiment, September 22- 
October 17, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Pratt Wilder. 

EPHRAIM PRATT, Reading 1754-1831 

Second Lieutenant, Captain John Flint's Company, Colonel David Green's 
Regiment ; marched at the Lexington alarm ; First Lieutenant, May 6, 
1776; enlisted in the Continental Army, July, 1780; marched to camp 
under Captain Abner Howard ; served six months. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Reading.] 
George Pratt. 

GERSHOM PRATT, Sherborn 1700- 

Private, Captain Henry Leland's Company, Colonel John Bullard's Regi- 
ment, at the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Sherborn ; Temple's Framing- 
ham,] 

Archie Hamilton Burrage. 
George Dana Burrage. 
Charles Lincoln Parker. 

JACOB PRATT, Sherborn 1 735-181 1 

Private, Captain Henry Leland's Company, Colonel John Bullard's Regi- 
ment, at the Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain Daniel Eames's Com- 
pany, Colonel Benjamin Howe's Regiment ; service on secret expedition to 
Rhode Island, September 29-November i, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Sherborn; Temple's Framing- 
ham.] 

Archie Hamilton Burrage, 
George Dana Burrage, 
Charles Lincoln Parker, 

JOHN PRAY, Braintree, North Parish 1 755-1 846 

Private, Captain John Hall, Junior's Company, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's 
Regiment, marched on the Lexington alarm ; Corporal, Captain John 
Langdon's Company, Colonel Henry Jackson's Regiment; served in 
Rhode Island May 31, 1778-March i, 1779 ; tradition states that, when 
he was paid off in Continental money, he stepped into the " Bite Tavern," 
and such was the depreciation of the currency that it took nearly all of 
his money to pay for his breakfast. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Drake's Collection; Pray Family Gene- 
alogy.] 
Ernest Osgood Hiler. 



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ESAIAS PREBLE, York, Maine 1742-1812 

Captain, First York Count}' Regiment, June 26, 1776; also of a Company 
in Colonel Jacob Gerrish's Regiment, April i-July 6, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Albert Donnell. 

JOSHUA PRENTISS, Marblehead 1 744-1837 

First Lieutenant, Colonel Glover's Regiment, May-December, 1775 5 ^ 
pensioner. 

[Heitman's Register ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Richard Lewis Talbot Evans. 
Haskell Evans Knowland. 

NATHANIEL PRENTISS, Cambridge 1 743-1 81 7 

One of the disguised Indians of the Boston Tea Party, December 16, 1773, 
who destroyed the obnoxious tea in Boston Harbor in the dawn of the 
Revolution ; some of the tea-leaves were found in his boots the next 
morning. 

[Memoir of his son, Nathaniel Shepherd Prentiss, by Dr. B. E. Cotting.] 
Isaac Newton Peirce. 

WILLIAM PRICHARD, New Ipswich, New Hampshire . . 1759-1835 
Private, Captain Isaac Farwell's Company, Colonel Cilley's and Colonel John 
Stark's Regiments ; enlisted in the Continental Army to serve for three 
years or the war, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Edward Augustus Prichard. 

PHILEMON PRIEST, Harv-ard 1753-1839 

Private, Captain Jonathan Davis's Company, Colonel John Whitcomb's 
Regiment ; service, eight days at the Lexington alarm; in Captain Manas- 
sah Sawyer's Company, Colonel Dike'sRegiment, at Dorchester Heights, 
September, 1776; Corporal, Captain Daniel Nourse's Company, Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Davis's Regiment; "service in Jersey"; Second Lieuten- 
ant, Seventh Company, Colonel Josiah Whitcomb's (Second W^orcester) 
Regiment, July, 1781 ; Captain in same Regiment, December, 1 787-1 791. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Benjamin Sidney Priest. 
George Wesley Priest. 

JOHN PULLING, Boston 1737-1787 

Captain, Colonel Crafts's Artillery Regiment, May 10, 1776; Commissary 
of Ordnance, August, 1776-February, 1779; reputed to have hung the 
lanterns in the steeple of the old North Church to signal departure of 
British troops, and to have been one of the Tea Party who destroyed the 



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tea in Boston Harbor; some of the tea taken from the brim of his hat 
has been preserved. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Genealogy of Captain Pulling.] 
George Walter Gushing. 

EDMUND PUTNAM, Danvers 1724-1810 

Captain of the alarm list Company, March 6, 1775 ; also Captain of one of 
the eight Companies of Danvers that hastened to Lexington, April 19,. 

1775- 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Alfred Porter Putnam. 

ELISHA PUTNAM, Sutton 1745-1784 

Private, Captain John Putnam's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Learned's 
Regiment, at the Lexington alarm ; also Captain Ezra Badlam's Com- 
pany, Colonel Richard Gridley's Regiment, May 6, 1775 ; also in Captain 
Reuben Sibley's Company, Colonel Jacob Davis's Regiment, July 30- 
August 8, 1 780 : service in Rhode Island ; also Captain John Howard's 
Company, Colonel S. Brewer's Regiment; service at Saratoga, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Lyman Sibley Rowland. 

ENOCH PUTNAM, Danvers 1732-1796 

Second Lieutenant, Captain Israel Hutchinson's Company, which marched 
at the Lexington alarm; Captain, John Mansfield's Regiment, May- 
December, 1775 ; Captain, Twenty-seventh Continental Infantry, January 
-December, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel, Eighth Essex County Regiment, 
March 4, 1778; of Colonel Nathan Tyler's Regiment, November i, 1778 
-January i, 1779, for ser\Mce in Rhode Island; and Lieutenant-Colonel 
Commandant of Regiment raised for service at West Point, July 7, 1781- 
December 8, 1781; Colonel, November 15, 1782. 

[Heitman's Register ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Preston Hale. 
Charles Henry Preston. 

AQUILLA RAMSDELL, Mendon 1756- 

Private, Captain Peters's Company, Colonel Reed's Regiment ; served three 
months and ten days from April 29, 1775 ' said to have re-enlisted in the 
Continental Army and also in privateering. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edgar Sidney Taft. 

THOMAS RAND, Rye, New Hampshire 1760-1839 

Private, Captain Jewell's Company, Colonel Bartlett's Regiment, New 
Hampshire militia, for the defence of West Point, July 8-October 25^ 
1780. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Edward Augustus Rand. 



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JAMES READ, Milton 1 731/2- 

Sergeant, Captain Eben Tucker's Company, which marched at the Lexing- 
ton alarm; in Captain John Bradley's Company at Dorchester Heights; 
in Captain Vose's Company, April, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Teele's History of Milton.] 
Benjamin Read Wales. 

WILLIAM READ, Amherst, New Hampshire 1754-1834 

Corporal, Captain Archelaus Towne's Company, Twenty-seventh Massachu- 
setts Regiment, commanded by Colonel Bridge ; at the battle of Bunker 
Hill one of thirteen Companies in the First New Hampshire, or Stark's, 
Regiment; Captain, Colonel Nahum Baldwin's Regiment, September, 
1776, which marched to the assistance of the army in New York State; 
in the battle of White Plains; disbanded, December i, 1776. 

[Hurd's Hillsborough, N.H. ; Secomb's, Amherst, N.H. ; History of the 
Read Family.] 
Arthur French Clarke. 

WILLIAM READ, Litchfield, New Hampshire 1 758-1 829 

Corporal, Captain Archelaus Towne's Company, Twenty-seventh Regiment 
Foot, May 2, 1775; Captain, Colonel Nahum Baldwin's Sixth Regiment 
militia, at White Plains, October 28, 1776; Private, Ensign David 
McQuig's Company, Moses Nichols's Fifth New Hampshire Militia, June 
29-July 6, 1777; Lieutenant, Captain Samuel Canfield's Company, 
Colonel Benjamin Bellows's Regiment, New Hampshire militia, July 5- 
13. ^777^ ^■t the Ticonderoga alarm. 

[N.H. State Papers; Records Town Clerk of Litchfield (N.E. Hist, 
and Gen. Soc. Drawer 116); History of Reed Family; McQueston's 
Litchfield ; Certificate Town Clerk of Litchfield, N.H.] 
Harry Reade. 
Philip Reade. 
Robert Little Read. 
William Arthur Read. 

ABIJAH REED, Dunstable, New Hampshire 

Corporal, Captain William Walker's Company, Colonel James Reed's Regi- 
ment, May-August, 1775 ; in the battle of Bunker Hill he had a desper- 
ate struggle with a British soldier, who bit off a portion of his nose, but 
the Britisher lost his life ; Private, Captain William Barron's Company, 
Colonel Isaac Wyman's Regiment, raised for Canada, July, 1776; in 
Captain Ross's Company, Colonel Nichols's Regiment; service at Rhode 
Island, August, 1778. 
Lyman Warren Wheeler. 

ANDREW REED, Senior, Boothbay, Maine -1807 

Chosen by Massachusetts House of Representatives, and accepted by 
Council, February 8, 1776, as Lieutenant-Colonel, Third Lincoln County 



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Regiment; one of the Committee of Correspondence, Safety, and Inspec- 
tion for the town of Boothbay. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
EcEN Wilder Farley Reed. 

ANDREW REED, Junior, Boothbay, Maine 

Second Lieutenant of the Third (Boothbay) Company, Third Lincoln 
County Regiment, May 8, 1776. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Eben Wilder Farley Reed. 

WILLIAM REED, First, Lexington 1 693-1 778 

Chairman of Committee of Justices of the Peace, appointed by Massachu- 
setts Provincial Congress ; sheltered Hancock and Adams after leaving 
the Clark House; Captain in the French War, 1755. 

[Reed Genealogy; Journals Mass. Prov. Congress; Hudson's Lexing- 
ton.] 

Reuben Law Reed. 
Stanley Allen Mansfield. 

WILLIAM REED, Second, Lexington 1 720-1810 

Private, Captain Edmund Munroe's Company, May 16-20, 1775, o^^ ^^'^y at 
Cambridge. 

[Reed Genealogy.] 
Reuben Law Reed. 

WILLIAM REED, Third, Lexington 1 742-1829 

Private, Captain John Parker's Company, May 6-10, 1775, at Cambridge; 
also June 17-18, 1775, on command, by order of the Committee of 
Safety. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Reuben Law Reed. 

PAUL REVERE, Boston 1735-1818 

Member of the Boston Tea Party and Sons of Liberty ; rode to Lexington 
to give the alarm of the approach of the British, April 18, 1775 ; Major, 
Crafts's Artillery Regiment, and later Lieutenant-Colonel; took part in 
the Penobscot expedition, 1779. 

[Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, I., Fifth Series; Pro- 
ceedings, November, 1876-November, 1878; Watson's Paul Revere's 
Signal; Frothingham's Alarm of April 19, 1775; Wheildon's Paul 
Revere's Signal Lanterns, 1878; Holland's William Dawes and his Ride 
with Paul Revere; Bancroft's United States, VII.; Goss's Life of Paul 
Revere.] 

Frederick Revere Curtis. 
Walter Alexander Ladd. 
Louis Revere Lincoln. 
Charles W. Riddle. 



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GRINDALL REYNOLDS, Bristol, Rhode Island 1755-1847 

Private, Captain Peck's Company, Colonel John Mathewson's Regiment, 
served in the expedition against Rhode Island, August 8-27, 1778; Ser- 
geant, Ensign, and Lieutenant in the Massachusetts troops for fourteen 
months, part of this service being under Captain Burrill and Colonel 
Bowen ; a pensioner. 

[Pension Reynolds.] 
Henry Russell Reynolds. 

JAMES RHODES, Thompson, Connecticut 1735-1811 

Private, Captain Josiah Child's Company, Colonel Philip Burr Bradley's 
(Fifth Connecticut) Regiment, May 26, 1777-January 9, 1778. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
WiLFORD Jacob Litchfield. 

ELIJAH RICE, Senior, Shrewsbury 1 722-1818 

Drummer, Captain Luke Drury's Company, General Ward's Regiment, on 
alarm, April 19, 1775; same Company, Colonel Jonathan Ward's Regi- 
ment, April 24, 1775 ; Corporal, Captain Jesse Stone's Company, Colonel 
Job Cushing's Regiment; marched to Bennington by order Brigadier- 
General Warner, July 27, 1777. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Maury Rice. 

ELIJAH RICE, Junior, Holden 1 749-1 827 

Private, Captain James Davis's Company, Colonel Doolittle's Regiment, on 
Lexington alarm, from Holden. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Maury Rice. 

JEDUTHAN RICE, Sudbury 1760-1841 

Private, Captain Jonathan Houghton's Company, Colonel Nathan Spar- 
hawk's (Seventh) Regiment, General Warner's Brigade, November 3-19, 
1778; detailed to re-enforce guards in barracks at Rutland, under Colonel 
Jacob Gerrish, and to escort troops of Convention to Enfield, Con- 
necticut. 

[Certificate Secretary of State, Mass.] 
Arthur Eugene Newcomb. 

JONATHAN RICE, Framingham 1 725-1 780 

Private, Captain Simon Edgell's Company, Colonel Wyllys's Regiment, 
December i, 1775-January 15, 1776; in Captain Henry Prentiss's Com- 
pany, Colonel Thomas Marshall's Regiment, June-December 2, 1776; 
service at Noddle's Island; in Captain Thomas Hovey's Company, 



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Colonel Nathan Tyler's (Thayer's) Regiment, June 21, 1779; service in 
Rhode Island ; died of disease in the army. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Temple's Framingham,] 
Edwin Francis Fobes. 
Frank Almon Rice. 

NOAH RICE, iMarlborough 1 751-1820 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Newell's Company, Colonel Danforth's Regi- 
ment, July 10, 1777; Fifer, Captain Newell's Company, Colonel D. 
Keyes's Regiment, July 10, 1777-December i, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Rice Family.] 
Edward Burroughs Coolidge. 

LEMUEL RICHARDS, Dedham 1746-1838 

Second Lieutenant, Colonel Wheelock's Regiment, at Ticonderoga, October, 
1776; in Captain Ebenezer Battelle's Company, guarding stores at Water- 
town, July 2-17, 1778. 

[Genealogy Richards Family ; Rev. Rolls Mass, Archives.] 
Archie Hamilton Burrage. 
George Dana Burrage. 

ASA RICHARDSON, Woburn 1 757-1822 

Private, Captain Jonathan Fox's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; in 
Captain John Richardson's Company, Colonel Baldwin's Regiment, May 
I, 1775; enlisted for one year, June, 1776, and served under Captains 
Bullard and Wellington in Colonel Whitcomb's Regiment ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Pension Records.] 
William Gibson Colesworthy. 
Charles Edward Richardson. 
George Eliot Richardson. 

JEDUTHAN RICHARDSON, Woburn 1 738-1815 

Clerk of the Woburn Company, at the Lexington alarm : First Lieutenant, 
Captain Jesse Wyman's Company, Second Middlesex County Regiment ; 
Third Lieutenant, Captain Ford's Company, Colonel Brooks's Regiment ; 
service in Concord and Cambridge, and later in guarding the Convention 
prisoners. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
James Luther Fowle. 
Samuel Morrill. 
John Winslow Richardson. 

THOMAS RICHARDSON, Billerica 1747- 

Private, enlisted from Captain J. Baldwin's Company into Continental Army, 
return dated February 16, 1778: enhsted for three years, Captain Dan- 



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forth's Company, Colonel Nixon's Regiment; served from May 14, 1777, 
to December 31, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Henry Dow. 

WILLIAM RICHARDSON, Lancaster 1731-1814 

Private, Captain Joseph White's Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regi- 
ment, at the Lexington alarm ; service at Cambridge ; in Captain Andrew 
Haskell's Company, Colonel Thomas Marsh's Regiment, at Hull, June 8- 
December i, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
James Brainerd Field. 
Francis Allen Richardson. 

EDWARD RICHMOND, Taunton 1756-1824 

Corporal, Captain John Hobby's Company, Colonel Henry Jackson's Regi- 
ment, September 15, 1777, term three years; same Company, March 31- 
May I, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Clinton Ouackenbush Richmond. 

EZEKIEL RICKER, Berwick, Maine 1752-1813 

Private, Captain Sullivan's Company, Colonel Scammon's Regiment, May 5, 
1775; Private, Captain Thomas Hodsdon's Company, Colonel Thomas 
Poor's Regiment, June 9, 1 778. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Clinton Atwood Ricker. 

BENJAMIN ROBBINS, Westford 175S-1838 

Private, Captain Zaccheus Wright's Company, Colonel E. Brooks's Regi- 
ment (Second Middlesex County); at the battle of White Plains, New 
York, October, 1776; in Captain Asa Lawrence's Company, Colonel Jon- 
athan Reed's Regiment, in service under General Gates, September 26- 
November 9, 1777; in Captain Bowker's Company, Seventh Infantry, 
August 4-December 4, 1781, to re-enforce Continental Army; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Dexter Tuttle. 

JEREMIAH ROBBINS, Westford ......... 1750-1811 

Private, Captain Timothy Underwood's Company, Colonel William Pres- 
cott's Regiment, at the Lexington alarm; in Captain Abijah Wyman's 
Company, same Regiment, April 24, 1775; i^ Captain Ballard's Com- 
pany, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, January 1, 1776; at Ticon- 
deroga, November 27, 1776; in First Company, Seventh Infantry, 
Colonel Brooks; enlisted, November 13, 1776; served three years, one 
month, and eighteen days. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Herbert Stewart Robbins. 



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PHILIP ROBBINS, Westford 1725-1804 

Second Lieutenant, Captain Timothy Underwood's Company, Colonel 
William Prescott's Regiment, at the Lexington alarm ; Sergeant, Captain 
Abijah Wyman's Company, same Regiment, April 24-August 2, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Herbert Stewart Robbins. 

JACOB ROBINSON, Lexington 1 739-1 776 

Private, Captain Edmund Munroe's Company, at Cambridge, May 16, 1775. 
[Rev. Rolls Various Service.] 
Charles Francis Mansfield. 
Daniel Gardner Mansfield. 

JOHN ROBINSON, Westford 1 735-1805 

Commanded a Company which participated in the skirmish at Concord 
bridge, April 19, 1775, in company with Captain Davis and Major But- 
trick ; Lieutenant-Colonel of Colonel William Prescott's Regiment, May- 
December, 1775 ; at Bunker Hill, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, 
and New Jersey; Colonel in 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Heitman's Register.] 
Charles Dexter Tuttle. 

JONATHAN ROBINSON, Stratham, New Hampshire . . 1741-1800 
Captain of a Company enlisted from the First New Hampshire Regiment 
of militia to re-enforce the army at New York, May 27, 1775-September, 
1776. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Edward Herbert Warren. 
Horace Winslow Warren. 

SILAS ROBINSON, Needham 1721-1801 

Private, Captain March Chase's Company, Colonel Nathan Sparhawk's 
Regiment, September 18, 1778. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Wilford Jacob Litchfield. 

ABIAH FOSTER ROGERS 

Enlisted for the town of Acton for three years, March 8, 1781. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Howard Brigham. 

ASA ROGERS, Marshfield 1754-1836 

Private, Captain Crocker's Company, Colonel Thomas's Regiment ; enlisted 
1775 for the "eight months' service"; Corporal, Captain Stetson's Com- 
pany, in the same year, fortifying Dorchester Heights; served at West 
Point under General Putnam ; a pensioner. 
Charles Stoddard Rogers. 
William Henry Rogers. 



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OLIVER ROOT, Pittsfield 1 741-1826 

Lieutenant, Ninth Company, Second Regiment, 1776; was present at the 
surrender of Burgoyne, 1777; Captain in the Second Regiment, 1779; 
Major, Colonel John Brown's Regiment, July 8, 1780; succeeded to the 
command, after his death, at the battle of Stone Arabia, October 19, 
1780; defended Fort Paris, and drove off the enemy. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Smith's Pittsfield.] 
Henry Allen Root. 
Samuel Henry Root. 

JOHN ROULSTONE, Boston 1 740-1803 

Second Lieutenant, Eighth Company, Captain Larson Belcher, in the 
Boston Regiment of militia. Colonel Jabez Hatch. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Albert Griffith Hall. 

MARTIN ROURK, Sudbury 

Private, on picket guard, May 23, 1775, under commands of Major Bald- 
win and Captains Hubbard and Dickinson; in Captain Russell's Com- 
pany, Colonel J. Brewer's Regiment, April 27-August i, 1775; in 
Captain Daniel Whiting's Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, 
and Captain Wellington's Compan\', Colonel Wigglesworth's Regiment, 
at Ticonderoga, November-December 31, 1776; Sergeant, Captain 
Ebenezer Smith's Company, Colonel Smith's (Sixth) Regiment, January, 
1777-December 31, 1782; transferred to Second Company, April, 1782. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
MiLLBURY Franklin Roak. 

JOSEPH ROW, Gloucester 1743- 

Private, Captain Daniel Warner's (First) Company, stationed at Gloucester, 
November-December, 1775, and January i6-December 31, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Everett Pierce Wonson. 

ENOCH ROWELL, Candia, New Hampshire 1756- 

Sergeant, Captain Thomas Cogswell's Company, Colonel Baldwin's Regi- 
ment, at Sewall's Point, September 27, 1775; Sergeant, Captain Joseph 
Dearborn's Company of New Hampshire, 1776; Private, Captain Moses 
Baker's Company ; joined the Continental Army at Saratoga, September, 
1777 ; discharged, November 3, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
John Milton Cochran. 

LEMUEL ROYCE, Charlestown, New Hampshire .... 1 749-1853 
Private, Colonel Benjamin Bellows's Regiment, May 7, 1777; Private, 
General Stark's Regiment, organized to repel the invasion of General 
Burgoyne in New York, July 21, 1777; in Captain Abel Walker's Com- 
pany, Alley's Regiment ; Colonel David Hobart's Regiment at battle of 



ficcorD of itcbolutionarp Sllncc^tor.i^* 235 

Bennington; Private, Captain Isaac Fanvell's Company, served three 
years, from February 4, 1778. 

[Saffel's Records of Rev. War ; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
James Bacon. 

JOHN RUSSELL, Somers, Connecticut 1 748-1 826 

Private, Captain Phineas Lovejoy's Company, Third Battalion, commanded 
by Colonel Rogers Enos ; troops raised by Act of the Connecticut Assem- 
bly in November, 1776, to join the Continental Army; served five 
months and nine days as Private and three months and thirteen days as 
Ensign ; a pensioner. 

[Certificate of the Adjutant-General of Conn.; Pension Records.] 
Ellsworth Stackpole. 

EBENEZER SAMPSON, Plymouth 1 764-1 800 

Private, Captain Stephen Churchill's Company, Colonel Theophilus Cotton's 
Regiment, for service in Rhode Island. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Davis's Landmarks of Plymouth; Vinton's 
Giles Memorial ; Plymouth County History'.] 
Fred Arnold Jenks. 

PETER SANBORN, Kingston, New Hampshire 1713-1810 

Member of the Third New Hampshire Provincial Congress, 1775. 
[Prov. Papers N.H., VII. 452.] 
George Arthur Clarke. 

ELIJAH SANDERSON, Watertown 1751-1825 

Private, Captain John Parker's (Lexington) Company, serving at Cambridge ; 
Corporal, Captain John Bridge's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's 
Regiment, March 4, 1776 ; appears on an order for mileage and travel in 
Captain Miles's Company from Ticonderoga ; guarded the cannon at 
Lexington ; from thence to Cambridge. 

[Hudson's Lexington; Salem Gazette; Phinney's Lexington; Rev. 
Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Harry Sanderson Mulliken. 

WILLIAM SANFORD, Hampshire County, Virginia . . . 

Second Lieutenant, Second Virginia Regiment, September 21, 1775; First 
Lieutenant, Februar}-. 1776; Captain, December 25, 1776-April 6, 1778. 

[Heitman's Register.] 
Webster Bruce. 

RICHARD SANGER, Sherborn 1 706-1 786 

Member of Committee of Safet}', 1776; served on Committees to provide for 
the poor of Boston in time of war and report on the services of soldiers 
employed by Sherborn. 

[Descendants of Early Planters of Sherborn; Leland Book.] 
George Leslie Nichols. 



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AMOS SARGENT, Maiden or Danvers 

Private, Captain Hatch's Company, Colonel Bond's Regiment, for eight 
months' service, from October 6, 1775; Private, Captain Caleb Brooks's 
Company, Colonel Brooks's Regiment, November 3, 1777-February 3, 
1778, service at Cambridge; Private, Captain Hunt's Company, Tenth 
Massachusetts Regiment, January 10, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Stedman Wilson. 
Herbert Alva Wilson. 

ELIPHALET SAWIN, Braintree 1722-1801 

Captain, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's Regiment, which marched on alarm of 
April 19, 1775; in 1776 his Company was attached to Colonel Joseph 
Palmer's Regiment; July 8, 1777, Captain, Third Company, Fifth Suffolk 
County Regiment; in 1778, Colonel William Mcintosh's Regiment; 
performed guard duty at Roxbury. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Sawin. 

BENJAMIN SAWYER, Amherst, New Hampshire .... 1757-1846 
Private, Lieutenant Grosvenor's Company, Colonel Reed's Regiment, New 
Hampshire troops, and served fourteen months; a pensioner. 

[Pension Records.] 
George Hunter Stevens. 

PHINEAS SAWYER, Junior, Lancaster 1 742-1 794 

Private, Captain Manasseh Sawyer's Company, Colonel Dike's Regiment, 
September, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Early Fitchburg Records.] 
Herbert Sawyer Kimball. 

THOMAS SAWYER, Reading 1 760-1 826 

Private, Captain Benjamin Edgell's Company, Colonel John Jacobs's Regi- 
ment, July I, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Records, Reading; Eaton's Reading.] 
Stanley Allan Mansfield. 

CHRISTOPHER SEARS, Yarmouth 1 756-1809 

Private, Captain Elisha Nye's Company, at Elizabeth Islands ; also Captain 
Micah Chapman's Company, Lieutenant Micajah Sears's Regiment, on 
alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth, September, 1778. 

[Sears's Genealogy.] 
Walter Gardner Kendall. 

EDMUND SEARS, Yarmouth 1712-1802 

One of the Boston Tea Partj' ; Private, Captain Micah Chapman's 



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Company, Colonel Freeman's Regiment, on alarm at Dartmouth and 
Falmouth, September, 1778. 

[Sears's Genealogy.] 
Walter Gardner Kendall. 

THOMAS SEVERY, Bradford 1759- 

Drummer, Captain John Savory's (Second) Company, Colonel Samuel 
Johnson's Regiment, at the Lexington alarm ; also in Captain John 
Drury's Company, Colonel Ezra Wood's Regiment, June 6, 1778-Febru- 
ary 10, 1779; service at North River, New York, at White Plains, and 
Monmouth. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Salisbury, Vt.] 
James Harlow Daly. 

ZECHARIAH SEYMOUR, Hartford, Connecticut .... 1712- 
Corporal, Captain Charles Whiting's Company, Colonel Samuel B. Webb's 
Regiment, March 19, 1777-March 19, 1780; the Regiment was in active 
service in New York in 1777, and in 1778 it was attached to Varnum's 
Brigade, and served in the Rhode Island campaign until the fall of 1779, 
when it was transferred to Stark's Brigade, and was present at the battle 
of Springfield, N.J., June 28, 1780. The Regiment became the Ninth 
Continental Line. 

ROLLIN HiLLYER COOKE. 

ASAHEL SHAW, Taunton and Bridgewater 1751-1844 

Private, Captain James Williams, Junior's Company, which marched from 
Taunton on the Lexington alarm, April 20, 1775; discharged, April 29, 
1775 '1 ^^ Lieutenant Samuel Dunbar's Company, Colonel Eliphalet Gary's 
Regiment, for service in Rhode Island, July-August, 1 780 ; marched to 
Tiverton, Rhode Island, by order of Council, July 22, 1 780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Henry Leonard. 

THOMAS SHAW, Carver 1738-1778 

Private, Captain Percy Churchill's Company, Colonel Sproat's Regiment, 
February 19, 1778; Private, Captain Joshua Eddy's Company, Colonel 
Gamaliel Bradford's Regiment ; enlisted for three years. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Abner Kingman Pratt. 

DANIEL SHELOR, Frederick Count}', Mar>-land .... 1 750-1832 
Lieutenant and Captain in the Maryland troops, under Captain Cormack 
and Colonel Johnston ; a pensioner. 

[Pension Bureau, Wash., D.C.] 
John Milton Wells. 



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SAMUEL SHEPARD, Stoughton 1737- 

Private, Captain Peter Talbot's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's Regi- 
ment, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; in Captain Simeon Leach's 
Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, at the fortifying of Dor- 
chester Heights, March 4, 1776; Corporal, same Company, which 
marched to Braintree, March 21, 1776; Sergeant, Captain Robert Swan's 
Company, of same Regiment, which marched to Squantum, June 13, 
1776, to assist in clearing the harbor of British ships. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Henry Swan. 



TIMOTHY SHEPARD, Medfield 

Surgeon of a privateer in the Revolutionar}' War. 
Nelson Macy Barrett. 

JOHN SHERMAN, New Milford, Connecticut 1 750-1802 

Paymaster, Sixth Connecticut, January, 1777; transferred to Fourth Con- 
necticut, January, 1781 ; transferred to Second Connecticut, Januarj^, 
1783 ; had rank of Second Lieutenant from October, 1777, and as First 
Lieutenant from May 10, 1780; a pensioner. 

[Heitman's Register ; Pension Records ; Boutel's Life of Roger Sher- 
man.] 
Richards Bryant Mackintosh. 

WILLIAM B. SHERMAN, Scituate, Rhode Island .... 1759-1846 
Private, Captain Josiah Gibbs's Company, Colonel Cromwell's Regiment, 
for one month in 1776 and two in 1777 ; in Captain John Carr's Company 
for nine months in 1778; served as Private in Vermont seven days in 
1779; in Captain Briggs's Company, Colonel Allen's Regiment, for one 
month in 1781. 

[His gravestone at Williamstown.] 
Jackson Lee Temple. 
Junius Brutus Temple. 

JOHN SIBLEY, Sutton 1 740-1 824 

Private, Captain Sutton's Artillery Company, Colonel Ebenezer Learned's 
Regiment, April 19, 1775; in Captain Bartholomew Woodbury's Com- 
pany, Colonel Jonathan Holman's Regiment, which marched to Provi- 
dence, December, 1776; in Captain Jonathan Woodbury's Company, 
Colonel Jacob Davis's Regiment, on Rhode Island alarm, July, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Sutton.] 
Lyman Sibley Rowland. 

LEMUEL SIMMONS, Duxbuiy I749- 

Sergeant, Captain Samuel Bradford's Company, Colonel Warren's Regi- 
ment, on alarm, April 19, 1775 ; Sergeant, Captain Bildad Arnold's Com- 
pany, Colonel Thomas Lothrop's (Plymouth County) Regiment, in Rhode 
Island on alarm, December 10, 1776; Second Lieutenant, Captain Calvin 



iSccorti of iHeijolutioitarp 5llnce^tor^. 239 

Partridge's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Pierce's Regiment, in 
Rhode Island, stationed at Little Compton, 1779; Second Lieutenant, 
Second Company, First Plymouth County Regiment, Colonel Theophilus 
Cotton, October 28, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Rhode Island Service; Winsor's Dux- 
bury.] 

Edwin Sanford Craxdon. 
John Howland Crandon. 
Charles Elliot Goddard. 

JOHN SIMPSON, Horsham, Pennsylvania 1 738-1804 

Private, Fifth Company, Captain David Marples, Philadelphia County mili- 
tia. Colonel William Dean, engaged at Trenton, Chadd's Ford, Brandy- 
wine, and German town ; spent the winter at Valley Forge. 

[Roster of Pennsylvania Associates and Militia of the Revolution.] 
Charles Sumner Burke. 

THOMAS SINKLER, South Newmarket, New Hampshire . 1721-1796 

Private, Captain Chase Taylor's Company, Colonel Thomas Stickney's 

Regiment, General Stark's Brigade; marched from Sanbornton, New 

Hampshire, to join Continental Army, 1777; enlisted, July 22, 1777; 

served two months, six days. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank Ethridge Cotton. 

DARSE SKELTON, Woburn 

Private, Captain Joshua Walker's Company, Colonel David Greene's 
(Second Middlesex County) Regiment, which marched from Woburn at 
the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Henry Lendall Lincoln. 

BENJAMIN SMITH, Went^vorth, New Hampshire .... 1 751-1838 
Marched from Temple, New Hampshire, to Cambridge at the Lexington 
alarm ; enlisted in eight months' service in Captain Ezra Jones's Com- 
pany, Colonel Read's Regiment; Private, Captain John House's Com- 
pany, enlisted from the Twelfth Regiment into the Continental Army, 
July, 1777; in Captain Jason Wait's Company, Colonel John Stark's 
Regiment, May, 1778; in Cilley's Regiment, 1782. 

[Certificate of Secretary of State, N.H.] 
Onias Paige. 

JOSEPH SMITH, Haverhill 1740-1816 

Lieutenant, Captain Jeremiah Gilman's Company, Colonel Nixon's Regi- 
ment, April 24, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Arthur Gayton Pollard. 
Harry Gilmore Pollard. 



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JOSIAH SMITH, Pembroke 1738-1803 

Second Lieutenant, Captain Freedom Chamberlain's Company of militia, 
at the taking of Dorchester Heights, March 5, 1776; Second Lieutenant 
of Captain William Weston's Company, stationed at the Gurnet, June- 
December, 1776; First Lieutenant, Seventh Company, Fourth Plymouth 
County Regiment, May 9, 1776; First Lieutenant, Captain Andrew 
Sampson's Company, at the Gurnet, May 20, 1777; United States Rep- 
resentative in Congress, 1 801-1803. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Congressional Records.] 
Lyman Lorixg Brooks. 
Philip Tillinghast Nickerson. 
Stephen Westcott Nickerson. 

PARSON SMITH 

Private, Captain Samuel Thatcher's Company, Colonel Gardner's Regiment ; 
marched on alarm, April 19, 1775; in Captain John Walton's Company 
at Noddle's Island, December 9, 1776; appears on receipt for bounty in 
John Walton's Company to February 3, 1778; appears among a list of 
men on duty with Captain Walton, September 2-4, 1778; ser\dce at 
Township No. 2 : Private, Captain J. Walton's Company, Colonel Sam- 
uel Thatcher's Regiment; service at Cambridge; Private, Captain 
Nathaniel Heath's Company, under Major-General Gates, at Boston, 
January i-May 7, 1779, and August i-October 16, 1779; Private 
Sergeant William Marland's Company, Colonel Samuel Denny's (Second) 
Regiment, October 25-December 3, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Daniel Pomeroy Cole. 

SAMUEL SMITH, Chatham 1726/27- 

Private, Captain Benjamin Godfrey's Company, Colonel Zenas Winslow's 
Regiment; marched on alarm to Bedford and Falmouth, September 6, 

1778. 

[Eastham Records; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Freeman Sparrow Cummings. 

STEPHEN SMITH, Manchester, Vermont 1745-1829 

Private in the Company commanded by Ethan Allen at the taking of Fort 
Ticonderoga, May 10, 1775. 

[History of Shoreham, Vt.] 
Charles Melvin Woodruff Smith. 
John McAllister Stevenson. 
William Chipman Stevenson. 

WILLIAM SMITH, First, Gloucester 1750- 

Private, Captain Daniel Giddings's Company, Colonel Foster's Regiment, 
for three months, from February, 1776; in the same Company, June i. 



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1776, for ten days; in the same Company, September i, 1776, for two 
months and eighteen days ; Captain of marines of the ship " Tartar " ; 
upon a list of prisoners sent from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Boston in the 
cartel "Swift," November 9, 1777; appears on a petition as First Lieu- 
tenant on the schooner " Medium." 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Babson's Gloucester ; private records of 
the Smith family ; Town Records of Gloucester and Rockport.] 
Thomas Upham Follansbee. 
Harvey Gushing Smith. 

ELNATHAN SNOW, Eastham 1734- 

Private, Captain Isaac Higgins's Company, Colonel Thomas Marshall's 
Regiment; served from November i to December r, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Eastham Records.] 
William Freeman Sparrow Cummings. 

DANIEL SOULE, Plympton 1757- 

Private, Captain Loring's Company; ordered to Marshfield, April 19, 
1775; Private, Captain Eben Washburn's Company, Colonel E. Brooks's 
Regiment, November 7, 1777; on guard duty at Cambridge; Corporal, 
Captain Jesse Sturtevant's Company, Colonel John Jacobs's Regiment, 
July 31, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Henry Bishop Soule. 

JOSEPH SOUTHER, Hingham 1745-1827 

Private, in Captain Seth Stower's Company, stationed at Hull, Novem- 
ber 30-December 31, 1776; Private, Captain Hunt's Company, Colonel 
H. Jackson's Regiment, January i-May 28, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Herbert Roy Stoddard. 

DYER SPALDING, Cornish, New Hampshire 1732-1814 

Quartermaster, Colonel Jonathan Chase's Regiment of militia, which 
re-enforced the Northern Continental Army at Ticonderoga, May 7- 
June 16, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Spalding Memorial; Cornish Records.] 
Joseph Foster. 

ISAAC SPARROW, Eastham 1 725-1808 

Private, Lieutenant Samuel Knowles's Company, Colonel Zenas Winslow's 
Regiment, on alarm Bedford and Falmouth, September 6-13, 1778. 

[Eastham Records ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Freeman Sparrow Cummings. 



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JOSIAH SPARROW, Eastham 1 759-1849 

Private, Captain Abijah Bangs 's Company, Nathaniel Freeman's Regiment; 
marched on a private expedition under Resolve of September 16, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Eastham Records.] 
William Freeman Sparrow Cummings. 



MOSES SPEAR, Randolph 1734-1813 

First Lieutenant, Captain Seth Turner's Company, Colonel Benjamin 
Lewis's Regiment, at alarm, April 19, 1775; Private, Captain Eliphalet 
Sawen's Company, Colonel Joseph Palmer's Regiment, March 4, 1776; 
First Lieutenant, Captain Eliphalet Sawen's Company, Colonel Joseph 
Palmer's Regiment, June 14-18, 1776; First Lieutenant, same Company 
and Regiment, July 8, 1777; Captain, Massachusetts militia, Third Com- 
pany, Fifth Suffolk Regiment, July 17, 1777; First Lieutenant, Captain 
Benjamin Lapham's Company, Colonel Jonathan Reed's First Regiment 
of Guards, April 2, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Alden Speare. 
Stephen Lewis Bates Speare. 



DANIEL SPOFFORD, Rowley 1721-1803 

Lieutenant-Colonel, Second Essex County Regiment, marched to Cam- 
bridge on alarm, April 19, 1775; Colonel, May 8, 1776; member of 
Committee for Essex County to raise men for New York and Canada; 
Representative to General Court from Rowley, 1776; Delegate to State 
Constitutional Convention, 1780; member of various important local 
committees in Rowley throughout the war. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Gage's Rowley.] 
Joseph Dodge Jewett. 

AMARIAH SPOONER, Shutesbury 

Private, Colonel Converse's Fourth Regiment, September 15, 1777; en- 
listed for Hardwick, served eight months. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Lewis Henry Swift. 



JAMES SPRAGUE 

Private, Captain Josiah White's Company, Colonel Samuel Denny's Regi- 
ment, August 21, 1777; in Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Flagg's divi- 
sion, Worcester County Regiment; marched to Hadley on alarm at the 
northward. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Albert Watson Hersey. 



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PHINEAS SPRAGUE, Senior, Maiden 1700/1-1775 

Private, Captain Benjamin Blaney's Company, Colonel Gardner's Regiment, 
on alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[History of Maiden.] 
Phineas Warren Sprague. 

PHINEAS SPRAGUE, Junior, Maiden 1725-1805 

Private, Captain Benjamin Blaney's Company, Colonel Gardner's Regiment, 
which marched on alarm, April 19, 1775; ^'^'^^^ Captain Blaney in Point 
Shirley expedition, June 17, 1776; in Rhode Island service, Captain 
Stephen Dana's Company, Colonel Whiting's Regiment. 

[History of Maiden.] 
Phineas Warren Sprague. 

SAMUEL SPRAGUE, Maiden 1712-1783 

Captain, who marched from Chelsea at Lexington alarm ; Captain in 
service, August, 1775 ; served three months, five days. 

[Rev, Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Warren Fenno. 
Henry Spavin. 

SAMUEL SPRAKE (SPRAGUE), Billerica 1725- 

Private, Captain Solomon Pollard's Company, Colonel Green's Regiment, 
which marched on alarm, April 19, 1775; Corporal, Captain Jonathan 
Stickney's Company, Colonel Bridge's Regiment, August i, 1775. 

[Hazen's Billerica ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Herbert Langdon Sprague. 

CHARLES STACKPOLE, Somersworth, New Hampshire, 1 745-about 17S0 
Private, Captain Jonathan Wentworth's Company, Colonel Enoch Poor's 
Regiment, May 30, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Ellsworth Stackpole. 

MARK STACY, Sturbridge ' 

Private, Captain William Campbell's Company, Colonel Learned's Regiment^ 
May I, 1775 ; in same Company and Regiment, October 7, 1775 ; appears 
on list for bounty coat, or its equivalent in money, December 21, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; May Genealogy.] 
Henry Ashley May. 

SHADRACH STANDISH, Plympton 1746-1837 

Drummer, Captain Thomas Samson's Company, Colonel Thomas Lothrop's 
Regiment, at Rhode Island alarm; in Brigadier-General Joseph Cush- 
ing's Brigade, marched to Bristol, December, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Harrison Gray Otis Colby. 



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EDWARD STEARNS, Bedford 1726-1793 

Private, Captain Jonathan Wilson's Company of militia, which responded 
to the Lexington alarm ; was at Concord before the arrival of the British, 
and assisted in removing the military stores ; was in the engagement at 
the North Bridge, and pursued the retreating regulars ; at Lincoln the 
most severe fight of the afternoon took place, in which Captain Wilson 
was killed, when Stearns took command of the Company; a Member of 
the Committee of Investigation, January, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Histories of Billerica and Bedford.] 
Henry Augustus Stearns. 

ISAAC STEARNS, Waltham 

Member of a Committee chosen by the town of Waltham, January 25, 
I773> to reply to the letter from the selectmen of Boston, reciting the 
grievances under which the Colonists labored ; a recognized patriot. 

[Nelson's Waltham Past and Present.] 
Charles Ephraim Stearns. 
Ephraim Stearns. 

JONATHAN STEARNS, Waltham 1750- 

Private, Captain Abraham Pierce's Company, Colonel Samuel Thatcher's 
Regiment, March 4, 1776; served four days. 

[Bond's Watertown; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Myron Stearns. 

JOSHUA STEARNS, Waltham 1748-1818 

Private, Captain Abraham Paine's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's 
Regiment, January 12-April 3, 1798. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Ephraim Stearns. 
Ephraim Stearns. 

SILAS STEARNS, Waltham 1733/34-1804 

Private, Regiment of Guards at Winter Hill, July 4-17, 1778; enlisted, 
September 2, 1778, First Company, Newton; marched to Cambridge to 
guard British troops; in Captain Edward Fuller's Company, Colonel 
Thatcher's Regiment. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Kinmonth Stearns. 
William Oakman Stearns. 

JOSEPH STEBBINS, Deerfield 1749-1816 

Second Lieutenant in Company of minute-men on Lexington alarm ; Lieu- 
tenant, Captain Hugh Maxwell's Company, May 26, 1775; Captain, 
Colonel Prescott's Regiment, in the battle of Bunker Hill; in 1777 he 
led a Company to oppose Burgoyne, reached Bennington soon after the 
battle, marched to Batten Kill and Fort Edward ; later joined Gates, 



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and under the direct command of Benedict Arnold in the battles of Still- 
water and Bemis Heights ; chosen one of the Deerfield Committee of 
Safety, 1779; re-enlisted, 1780, in Hugh McClellan's Regiment. 

[Sheldon's Deerfield; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Allen Stone. 

EBENEZER STEELE, Farmington, Connecticut 1 727-1821 

Private, Captain Abraham Sedgwick's Company of volunteers, who went 
to New York under command of General Lee, January 19-February 28, 
1776; Private, Captain John Skinner's Company, October 23-Decem- 
ber 4. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
Glenn Tilley Morse. 

DANIEL STEWARD, Lunenburg 1 734-1 802 

Private, Captain Aaron Guild's Company, Colonel Josiah Whitney's Regi- 
ment, July 13, 1776; stationed at Hull; discharged, December 5, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Davis's Lunenburg.] 
George Sawin Stewart. 
Herbert Stewart Robbins. 

LEMUEL STIMPSON, Weston 1758-1840 

Private, Captain Samuel Lamson's Company, which marched on the alarm, 
April 19, 1775; Private, Captain Fuller's Company; Lieutenant, Colonel 
Bond's (late Gardners) Regiment, Prospect Hill, October 6, 1775; Pri- 
vate, Captain Charles Miles's Company, Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regi- 
ment, at Ticonderoga ; Private, Captain Jonathan Fiske's Company, 
Colonel Brooks's Regiment, March 4, 1776, stationed at Dorchester 
Heights. 

[Stearns's Ashburnham ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Herbert Barker. 

JOHN STOCKBRIDGE, Sutton 1757-1820 

Private, Captain Moore's Company, Colonel Sheppard's Regiment, February 
18, 1777-December 31, 1780. During the last three years of the war 
he received the title of Lieutenant in Colonel Jackson's Regiment, Sixth 
Brigade, Continental Army ; a pensioner. 
[Mass. Rev. Rolls ; Pension Records.] 
Frank Carlos Griffith. 

JOSEPH STOCKMAN, Salisbury 1739-1821 

Lieutenant, sloop "Tyrannicide," June 13, 1776; Captain, schooner 
" Washington," commissioned by Council. 

[Salisbury Records.] 
James Worthen Clough. 
John Stockman Clough. 



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DAVID STODDARD, Chesterfield, New Hampshire . . . . 

Sergeant, Third New Hampshire Regiment, Captain Jacob Hind's Com- 
pany, May 8, 1775 ; at the battle of Bennington; died on his way home. 

[Histor}' of Chesterfield; Records of Chesterfield; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank George Tobey. 

JAMES STODDARD, Cohasset 1 757-1833 

One of three young men from Cohasset who took part in the Boston Tea 
Party, December 16, 1773; Private, Captain Job Cushing's Company, 
Colonel Greaton's Regiment, May 16, 1775 ; in Captain Obediah Beals's 
Company, Colonel Lovell's Regiment, stationed at Hull, December 12, 
1775-April 3, 1776; he led a boat's crew in the capture of a British 
brig, becalmed off Cohasset, and brought the valuable prize into port; 
commissioned Major, First Regiment, militia, 1789. 

[History of Cohasset; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Paul Worrick Stoddard. 
William A. Stoddard. 
William James Stoddard. 

JONATHAN STODDARD, Wethersfield, Connecticut . . . 

Private, Captain John Chester's Company, which marched '• for the relief 
of Boston in the Lexington alarm"; Ensign, Captain Ichabod Norton's 
Company, Colonel Samuel Motts's Brigade ; re-enforced the Continental 
troops at Fort Ticonderoga and vicinity, July-November, 177C.] 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
John Stuart Kirkham. 

LEMUEL STODDARD 

Private, Captain Kimball Carlton's Company, Colonel Moses Nichols's 
Regiment, July 22, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank George Tobey. 

LABAN STODDER, Hingham 1 744-1826 

Private, Captain James Lincoln's Company (independent). May 8, 1775- 
January i, 1776; Private, Captain Pyam Cushing's Company, Colonel 
Solomon Lovell's Regiment, March 4-8, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Hingham.] 
Charles Henry Brigham. 

JAMES STORY, Ipswich 1762-1851 

Private, Captain Jeremiah Miller's Company, Colonel Joseph Vose's (First) 
Regiment, March 14, 1781. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Henrv Shute. 



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SETH STURTEVANT, Halifax 1 760-1 852 

Private, Captain James Harlow's Company, Colonel Cary's Regiment; 
marched to New York; at the defeat of Kingsbridge, January 17, 1777; 
re-enlisted, 1777, for three years, Captain Amos Cogsdell's Company, 
Colonel James Wesson's Regiment ; at Saratoga, and witnessed surrender 
of Burgoyne ; a member of Washington's life guard from March, i 778, to 
June, 1780. 

[S. Sturtevant's Autobiography.] 
America Emerson Stetson. 

JAMES SULLIVAN, Berwick, Maine 1744-1808 

Member of the Committee of Safety ; Commissioner of the Ticonderoga 
expedition, 1775 ; Commander-in-chief of the militia forces in the district 
of Maine, 1775; Commissary of troops at Falmouth, Maine, 1776; 
Member of the Massachusetts General Court, 1778-79; Delegate to 
the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1 779. 

[Amory's Life of James Sullivan; N.E. Hist, and Gen. Register; 
Journal Mass. Prov. Congress : Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Force's 
American Archives ; Mass. Gen. Court Record.] 
Francis Henry Appleton. 

CLEMENT SUMNER, Dorchester 1752-1839 

Private, Captain Bradley's Company, Colonel Robinson's Regiment, at the 
Lexington alarm; Private, Captain Vose's Company, April 13-26, 1776, 
on seacoast defence ; Private, Captain Seth Sumner's Company, Colonel 
Gill's Regiment, from June 12, 1776; at Moon Island; Private, Captain 
Dearing's Company, Colonel Ashley's Regiment, July 8-28, 1777; or- 
dered to Fort Edward by General Schuyler; Private, Captain Seth 
Sumner's Company, Colonel Gill's Regiment, for service at Castle Island, 
March i-April 4, 1778; on pay-rolls for six months' men of Dorchester, 
for service in the Continental Army during 1 780 ; marched, July 1 1 ; dis- 
charged, December 20 ; arrived at Springfield to re-enforce the Northern 
Army, July 29, 1 780 ; served under Captain Greenleaf . 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Dorchester Town Records.] 
Charles Morse Seaver. 
Gordon Increase Sumner. 
William Sayles Sumner. 

AMAZIAH SWALLOW, Groton 1 732-1803 

Lieutenant, Ninth Company, Seventh Middlesex County Regiment, 
July 27, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Nason's Dunstable.] 
Alfred Asa Swallow. 

ROBERT SWAN, Senior, Stoughton . 1 725-1 802 

Captain, Colonel Gill's Regiment, at Moon Island, June 13, 1776; Captain, 



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Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, at Bristol, Rhode Island, April i8, 
1777; Captain, Colonel Gill's Regiment, at the Castle, December 19, 
1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Wallace Penniman. 
Charles Herbert Swan. 
Francis Henry Swan. 
Robert Thaxter Swan. 



WILLIAM SWAN, Cambridge 1737- 

Private, First Militia Company, Woburn, Captain Josiah Johnson, April 30, 

1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Cutter's Arlington ; Paige's Cambridge ; 
History Woodstock and Paris, Me.] 
Francis Henry Swan. 
Robert Swan, Junior. 
William Locke Swan. 

SAMUEL SWEAT, Kingston, New Hampshire 1 744-1 792 

Sergeant, Captain Gilman's Company, Colonel Gilman's Regiment, Sep- 
tember 30, 1775; Recruiting Officer, and enlisted twenty men trom or 
near Kingston; commissioned by Congress Ensign, First Battalion, New 
Hampshire troops, commanded by Colonel Joseph Cilley ; battles of Fort 
George, Fort Ann, Bennington, and other engagements ; discharged on 
account of sickness and wounds received at Fort Ann. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; his diary in the possession of his family.] 
Wallace Spencely Silver. 
Augustus Tower Sweat. 



ISRAEL SYLVESTER, Senior, Scituate 1705-1785 

Private, Captain John Clapp's Company, Colonel John Bailey's Regiment, 
on Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain Amos Turner's Company, Colonel 
John Cushing's Regiment, September-November, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Austin Turner Sylvester. 



ISRAEL SYLVESTER, Junior, Scituate 1737-1810 

Private, Captain Samuel Bradford's Company, Colonel Warren's Regiment, 
on Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain Thomas Collmer's Company, 
Colonel Job Cushing's Regiment, service in Rhode Island, December, 
1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Austin Turner Sylvester. 



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DANIEL TAFT, Mendon 

One of a Committee chosen by the town of Mendon in 1779 to enlist 
soldiers for the army; again chosen in 1781 to hire soldiers for the army. 

[Town Records ; Annals of Mendon.] 
Edgar Sidney Taft. 

LOVETT TAFT, New Marlborough 1756-1837 

Private, Lieutenant Eli Harmon's Company, Colonel John Brown's (Berk- 
shire County) Regiment; marched to Fort Ann, New York; served June 
30-July 27, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
RoscoE Chauncey Taft. 

NATHAN TAFT, Mendon 1 754-1 809 

Private, Captain Lebbeus Drew's Company, Colonel William Shepard's 
(Fourth Continental) Regiment; enlisted, February 13, 1781, for three 
years. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edgar Sidney Taft. 

ROBERT TAFT, Junior, New Marlborough 1724-1787 

Private, Captain Zenas Wheeler's Company, Colonel Hopkins's (Berkshire 
County) Regiment, which marched on the alarm to the Highlands, New 
York, July, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
RoscoE Chauncey Taft. 

PETER TALBOT, Senior, Stoughton 171 7-1793 

Captain of a Company of militia, which marched from Stoughton, April 19, 
1775, on the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Dorchester.] 
Emory Harlow Talbot. 

PETER TALBOT, Junior, East Machias, Maine 1745-1836 

Private, Captain Joseph Libby's Company, Colonel Foster's (Lincoln County) 
Regiment; ser\'ice at Machias, June and July, 1777, when the British 
ship "Ambuscade" was in the harbor; in Captain Stephen Smith's Com- 
pany, of same Regiment, service at Machias, July i6-October 10, 1777 ; 
in Captain (Lieutenant) John Scott's Company, Sixth Lincoln County 
Regiment, August 31-November 20, 1778 ; service at Machias and Penob- 
scot. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Emory Harlow Talbot. 

AMOS TAPLEY, Danvers 1748-1835 

Sergeant, Captain Samuel Flint's Company, on alarm April 19, 1775; or- 



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dered to Horse Neck, September 12, 1776; Second Lieutenant, Septem- 
ber 6, 1776, afterwards appointed First Lieutenant ; resigned, May 4, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Danvers Mil. Hist.] 
George Pratt. 

GILBERT TAPLEY, Danvers 1 722-1806 

Lieutenant, Captain John Putnam's Company, which marched at the alarm 
of April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
David Elmer Richards. 
George Tapley. 

JOSEPH TAPLEY, Danvers . 1756- 

Private, Captain Samuel Flint's Company, Colonel Timothy Pickering, 
Junior's Regiment, which marched on the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Danvers Mil. Hist.] 
David Elmer Richards. 

WILLIAM TARBELL, Groton 1746- 

Private, Captain James Horsley's Company, Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regi- 
ment, 1777; in Captain Thorp's Company, Colonel John Brooks's Regi- 
ment, 1781-1782; in Captain Nathaniel C. Allen's Company, same 
Regiment, 1783. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Samuel Franksford Trull. 

BENJAMIN TARR, Junior, Gloucester 1 726-1814 

Second Lieutenant, Captain Joseph Whipple's Company, seacoast defence, 
in Gloucester and Manchester, July 19, 1775-December 31, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Babson's Gloucester.] 
Charles Sumner Parsons. 
Clarence Tibbetts Parsons. 
William Dunnis Parsons. 
John James Pew. 
Wellington Pool. 

JOB TARR, Gloucester 1 755-1835 

Second Lieutenant, Captain J. Whipple's Company, Essex County Regi- 
ment ; his cartridge-box, used in the Revolutionary War, is in the posses- 
sion of his family. 

[Babson's Gloucester.] 
Sylvester Cunningi^am. 
John James Pew. 

DAVID TAYLOR, Eastham 

Private, Captain Elihu Gifford's Company, Colonel Turner's Regiment, 
July 19-November 27, 1781 service at Rhode Island; received from the 



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town of Eastham twelve bushels of corn and two silver dollars a month 
for expenses. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Pratt's Eastham.] 
Elmer Heman Snow. 

EDWARD TAYLOR, Westfield 

Major, Colonel Samuel Brewer's (First) Regiment; commissioned, July 19, 
1776; service at Ticonderoga under General Schuyler; return dated 
Fort George, February 12, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; original commission in the Westfield 
Athenaeum.] 
Edward Taylor. 

ELDAD TAYLOR, Westfield 1 708-1 777 

Member of the Council and the Provincial Congress; died in Boston in 
1777, while attending the Congress. 

[Genealogy of the family by Hon. Henrj- W. Taylor.] 
Edward Taylor. 

SILAS TAYLOR, Stoddard, New Hampshire 

Private, Captain Ephraim Corey's Company, Colonel William Prescott's 
Regiment, October 7, 1775, for eight months' service; Captain, Third 
Company, Fourth Middlesex Regiment, July 5, 1776; resignation allowed 
in Council, July 25, 1780 ; also Captain of Company of volunteers which 
marched by Resolve of September 22, 1777, to join the army under Gen- 
eral Gates in the Northern Department. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Stedman Wilson. 
Herbert Alva Wilson. 

SETH TEMPLE, Heath 1 753-1824 

Private, Captain Nahum Ward's Company, Colonel David Wells's (Hamp- 
shire County) Regiment, September 22-October 18, 1777; served at the 
taking of General Burgoyne : in Captain James Walworth's (Hampshire 
County) Regiment, July 22-August 27, 1779; service at New London, 
Conn. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Jackson Lee Temple. 
Junius Brutus Temple. 

ANDREW TEWKSBURY, Chelsea 1 739-1814 

Private, Captain Samuel Sprague's Company; served as Guard at Pullin 
Point, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
David Floyd. 



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JOSIAH THACHER, Yarmouth 

Member of Committee of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safet)^' in 
Yarmouth, 1777. 

[Records of Yarmouth; History of " Old Yarmouth."] 
David Gorham Eldridge, Junior. 
Edric Eldridge. 

ISAAC THAYER, Braintree 1742- 

Private, Captain Seth Turner's Company, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's 
Regiment, at the Lexington alarm ; Captain, Colonel Thomas Marshall's 
Regiment, June i, 1776-January i, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Francis Henry Swan. 

STEPHEN THAYER, Mendon 1732-1781 

Private, Captain Reuben Davis's Company, Colonel Luke Drury's Regi- 
ment, September 17, 1781 ; served one month, twenty-five days; also in 
Captain Gershom Nelson's Company, July 19, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin Thayer Barlow. 

DUDLEY THING, Brentwood, New Hampshire 1 752-1825 

Private, Colonel Gilman's Regiment, 1777; Private, Captain Porter Kim- 
ball's Company, Colonel Evans's Regiment; marched to Saratoga, 
September, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Warren Furber Gould. 

ISAIAH THOMAS, Boston 1 749-1 831 

An active " Son of Liberty " ; as a fearless public printer, he excited against 
him the hostility of the British officials of Boston; in February, 1775, h^» 
with Colonel Bigelow, under orders of General Warren, secretly conveyed 
presses and types over the river, thence to Worcester ; from that time the 
"Spy" was published, also printed proceedings of the Provincial Con- 
gress; active in spreading the alarm on the 19th of April, 1775. 

[Lincoln's Worcester; Encyc. U.S.A. ; Thomas's History of Printing.] 
Leonard Crocker Couch. 

AMOS THOMPSON, York, Maine 1749- 

In the expedition to Quebec, led by Benedict Arnold; in Second York 
County Regiment, May, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Walter Edward Burdakin. 

JOHN THOMPSON, North Bridgewater 1755-1826/31 

Private, Captain Josiah Hayden's Company, Colonel Bailey's Regiment, on 
Lexington alarm; enlisted, June 8, 1776, in Captain Nathan Packard's 



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Company, Colonel Thomas Carpenter's Regiment, 1778; Sergeant in 
Captain Nathan Packard's Company, Major Eliphalet Cary's Regiment, 
January 25, 1782, to re-enforce Continental Army. 

[Maine Soc. S. A. R.] 
Arthur Wallace Burke. 

SAMUEL THOMPSON 1758-1812 

Private, Captain Lehman's Company, Colonel John Glover's Regiment from 
Marblehead, June T3-December 3, 1775; detached for the St. Lawrence 
expedition ; in various privateers, among others the " Rambler." 

[Marblehead Records ; Pension Records.] 
George Lovell Burditt. 

TIMOTHY THOMPSON, Charlestown 1750-1834 

Sergeant, Captain Josiah Harris's Company, Colonel Thomas Gardner's 
Regiment, at Bunker Hill ; just before the battle he was one of a party 
who at night removed the British guns from the battery ; obliged to flee 
with his young wife from his burning house on June 17 ; he immediately 
returned, and took an active part in the conflict; was among the first to 
assist in rebuilding the town ; Selectman and Representative to the Gen- 
eral Court. 

[Memorials of James Thompson ; History of Charlestown.] 
Abram Rand Tho.mpson. 

ELIPHALET THORP, Dedham 1738-1812 

Sergeant, Captain Joseph Guild's Company, Colonel Greaton's Regiment, at 
the Lexington alarm ; in same Company, Colonel Heath's Regiment, 
April 30-October 5, 1775; encamped at Fort No. 2 ; Ensign, Twenty- 
fourth Continental Infantrj-, January-December, 1776; Lieutenant, 
Seventh Regiment, Colonel Brooks, January, 1777-December, 1779; 
Captain, Januarj-, 1780-June, 1783. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Heitman's Register.] 
Charles Henry Fisher. 
Bertrand Thorp Wheeler. 

JOHN THURSTON, Rowley 1723-1807 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Bridge's Company, Colonel Whitcomb's Regi- 
ment, on alarm, April 19, 1775 ; Private, Captain James Burt's Company, 
Colonel Whitcomb's Regiment, July 15, 1775; Drummer, Captain Will- 
iam Thurlow's Company, Major Ebenezer Bridge's Regiment, at Benning- 
ton alarm, August 22, 1777; Corporal, Captain Thurlow's Company, 
Major Bridge's Regiment, in March-April, 1778; Corporal, Captain 
Thomas Cowdin's Company, Colonel Denny's Regiment, November 1-23, 
1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Thurston Genealogies.] 
Charles Francis Mansfield. 
Daniel Gardner Mansfield. 



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OLIVER THURSTON, Senior, Stratham, New Hampshire . 1738- 
Private, Captain Rowell's Company, Colonel Nathan Hale's Regiment, 
February 11, 1778; in Sullivan's expedition in the battle of New Town, 
New York, August 29, 1779; Sergeant, Eighth Company, of Colonel 
Reed's Regiment; discharged, February 26, 1781 ; on garrison duty, 
February 26, 1 783 ; a pensioner. 

[Thurston Genealogy.] 
Henry Irwin Durgin. 

EZEKIEL TILESTON, Senior, Dorchester 1731-1812 

Private, Captain Luke Howell's Company, Colonel Tyler's Regiment, Sep- 
tember I, 1779-January I, 1780, service at Rhode Island; eight months' 
service in 1775 in Captain Gould's Company, Colonel Paul D. Sargent's 
(Twenty-eighth) Regiment; in Captain John Robinson's Company, 
Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, March, 1776, guarding shores at 
mouth of Milton River ; also guarding lines near Dorchester Heights ; in 
Captain Isaac Tuckerman's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Francis's Regi- 
ment, November, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Dorchester.] 
Zachary Taylor Hollingsworth. 
Horace Everett Ware. 

EZEKIEL TILESTON, Junior, Dorchester 1 754-1812 

Private, Captain (Lieutenant) Hopestill Hall's Company, at the Lexington 
alarm; marched from Dorchester; in Captain Seth Sumner's Company, 
Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, June 12, 1776; ordered to march to 
Moon Island; in Captain John Robinson's Company, same Regiment, 
March, 1 776 ; service guarding shores at mouth of Milton River and 
guarding lines near Dorchester Heights. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; History of Dorchester.] 
Zachary Taylor Hollingsworth. 
Horace Everett Ware. 

BENJAMIN TIRRELL, Weymouth 1760-1850 

Private, Captain Abel Holden's Company, Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, 
Continental Army ; served six months ; enlisted, July, 1 780 ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Pension Records.] 
Dexter Pratt. 

BENJAMIN TOWER, Sudbur>' 1739-1790 

Private, Captain Rice's Company, Colonel How's Regiment, June 9, 17791 
a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Pension Records ; Tower Genealogy.] 
Wallace Spencely Silver. 

JONATHAN TREADWAY, Lexington 1755-1848 

Private, Connecticut troops ; pension allowed for one year's actual service ; 



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part of the time he served under Captain Wells and Colonel Wyllys ; 
family records say he was a Drummer at Bunker Hill and White Plains, 
and crossed the Delaware River with Washington's Army. 

[Certificate of Commissioner of Pensions.] 
Allen Towner Treadway. 

ROBERT TRIPP, Sanford, Maine 1 764-1 845 

Private, Captain William North's Company, Colonel Henry Jackson's 
Regiment, 1781 ; ser\-ed in Captain John Hastings's Company, Sevendi 
Massachusetts, until Christmas, 1783; a pensioner. 

[Pension Bureau, Wash., D.C.] 
Frederick Anson Estes. 

ISRAEL TROW, Norton 1737-1825 

" Captain in the Revolutionar)- War for several short campaigns ; he was a 
Member of the Committee of Correspondence from years between 1775 
and 1 781." 

[Paige's Histor)' of Hardwick ; commission in possession of the family.] 
Andrew Marcy BartholoiMew. 

EDMUND TROWBRIDGE, Newton 1752-1812 

Corporal, Captain Amariah Fuller's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; 
Corporal, same Company, Colonel Thatcher's Regiment, March 4-9, 
1776; Sergeant, Captain Edward Fuller's Company, Colonel Thatcher's 
Regiment, September 2-4, 1778; guarding prisoners at Cambridge. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Jackson's Newton.] 
Daniel Austin Brown. 
Wilfred Augustus Wetherbee. 

SAMUEL TRULL, Billerica 1731-1810 

Private, Captain Farnum's Company, Colonel Greene's Regiment, at the 
Lexington alarm and at Cambridge; enlisted. May 9, 1775, in Captain 
Stickney's Company, Colonel Bridge's Twenty-seventh Regiment; at the 
battle of Bunker Hill and the siege of Boston; discharged, August i, 
1775; in Captain Stephen Russell's Company, Colonel Samuel Eullard's 
Regiment, in the Northern Department, August 15-November 30, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Billerica.] 
George Francis Pinkerton. 
Samuel Franksford Trull. 

JESSE TUCK, Kensington, New Hampshire 1 743-1826 

First Lieutenant, Captain Joseph Clifford's Company, at Pierce's Island, 
November 5, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Edward Morton Tucke. 



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WILLIAM TURNER, Scituate 1 745-1807 

Captain, Colonel Thomas's Regiment, at Lexington alarm; Captain, 
Colonel Bailey's Regiment, December 10, 1775; Colonel, in service in 
Rhode Island, July lo-December 2, 1781 ; Aide-de-camp to General 
Washington; Member of the General Court, 1777-78; Member of 
the Convention which formed the constitution of the State; also of a 
special congress of delegates at Concord to adjust public currency ; 
served at different times as Aid to Generals Lee, Greene, Lincoln, and 
Knox. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Joseph Dorr. 
Francis William Welch. 

SAMUEL TUTTLE, Littleton 1 735-1 780 

Second Lieutenant, Colonel Greaton's (Third) Regiment, January i, 1777- 
October i, 1778; returns dated Peekskill, Fort Clinton; Superintendent 
of working parties at the latter garrison. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Heitman's Register.] 
Charles Dexter Tuttle. 

MOSES TYLER, Attleborough 1 722-1 804 

Lieutenant, Captain Jacob Hide's (First) Company, Colonel John Daggett's 
(Fourth) Regiment, March 18, 1776; First Lieutenant, First Company, 
Fourth Bristol County Regiment, March 21, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Attleborough Record^.] 
Wilford Jacob Litchfield. 

JOSEPH BRADLEY VARNUM, Dracut 1 750-1821 

In Captain Stephen Russell's Company of minute-men. Colonel Green's 
Regiment, which marched at the Lexington alarm ; Captain, Tenth Com- 
pany, Seventh Regiment, Middlesex County, May 31, 1776; Purchasing 
Agent, 1781 ; Captain in Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment at the sur- 
render of Burgoyne ; Captain in Colonel Mcintosh's Regiment, General 
Lovell's Brigade, at Rhode Island, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Hurd's History of Middlesex County.] 
Edward Morton Tucke. 

JOHN VINTON, Braintree 1 734-1803 

Captain, Colonel Lincoln's Regiment, which marched upon the Lexington 
alarm; Captain, Sixteenth Continental Regiment, May 3, 1775-Decem- 
ber 31, 1776; service at siege of Boston, on the islands in Boston Har- 
bor, and at Harlem Heights, N.Y. ; Lieutenant, Second Regiment, 1777. 

[Vinton Memorial; Whitney's Quincy ; Pattee's Braintree.] 
John Larrabee. 
Henry Bowditch Staples. 



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SETH VOSE 1733/4- 

Sergeant, Captain T. Starret's Company, Colonel Marsh Wheaton's 
Regiment; served in Eastern Department at Camden, June 29-July 2, 
1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Church Rivers. 

NATHANIEL WADE, Ipswich 1 749-1 826 

Captain, Little's (Massachusetts) Regiment, May 19-December, 1775; 
Captain, Twelfth Continental Infantry, January i-December 31, 1776. 

[Heitman's Register.] 
Henry Francis Wade. 

PELEG WADSWORTH, Duxbury 1748-1829 

Captain, Colonel Cotton's Regiment, at Dorchester Heights; in 1776 Aid 
to General Wood ; Colonel in the battle of Long Island, being one of the 
officers on General George Washington's staff; in 1776 Engineer under 
General Thomas in laying out defences in Roxbury, Massachusetts ; 
1778, Adjutant-General of Massachusetts; 1780, in command of the 
troops in Eastern Massachusetts (now Maine); February 18, 1781, taken 
prisoner by the British, carried to Fort George, and confined four months ; 
on leaving, he was to be taken to England ; he made his escape, and 
reached the American settlement in safety. 

[Wadsworth Family Memorial Book ; Pamphlet by President Dwight, 
Yale College.] 
Oliver Wadsworth Shead. 

JAMES WAGG, Falmouth 

Private, Captain Hart Williams's Company, Colonel Edmund Phinney's 
Regiment, January 8-December, 1776; Private, Captain Sewall's Com- 
pany, Colonel Sprout's Regiment, January i, 1777-December 31, 17795 
Private, Captain Josiah Jenkins's Company, Colonel Samuel Bruce's 
Regiment, at Valley Forge, January 23, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
MiLLBURY Franklin Roak. 

SAMUEL WAITE, Junior, Maiden 1 709-1 783 

Private, Captain Benjamin Blaney's Company, on alarm, April 19, 1775; 
allowed State bounty, June 12, 1778, for one month in the lines at 
Boston with Captain Stephen Dana's Regiment, Colonel Mcintosh. 

[History of Maiden.] 
Phineas Warren Sprague. 

SAMUEL WAITE, Third, Maiden 1731/2-1815 

Private, Captain Stephen Dana's Company, Colonel Mcintosh's Regiment; 
allowed State bounty, June 12, 1778, for one month in the lines at Boston. 

[History of Maiden.] 
Phineas Warren Sprague. 



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JABEZ WALCOTT, Salem -1781 

Appears among a list belonging to the alarm list of Captain Benjamin 
Munroe's Company, Fourth Regiment, dated December, 1776; Private, 
Lieutenant Amos Fairbank's Company, Colonel Job Cushing's Regiment, 
under Brigadier-General Warren; joined Continental Army at northward, 
August 9, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Aaron Francis Walcott. 

EPHRAIM WALES, Randolph 1 746-1805 

Minute-man, Captain Seth Turner's Company, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's 
Regiment, on alarm, April 19, 1775 5 Delegate to the Provincial Congress, 
January 23, 1775 ; one of the Committee of Safety. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Braintree Records.] 
Thomas Beale Wales, Junior. 

TIMOTHY WALES, Dorchester 1 723-1 777 

Private, Captain Lemuel Clap's Company, at Dorchester Heights, March 
14-26, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Benjamin Read Wales. 

GIDEON WALKER, Kennebunkport, Maine 1 719-1805 

Member of the Committee of Safety. 
[Bradbury's Kennebunkport.] 
Arthur Lord Bowman. 
George Ernest Bowman. 

SAMUEL WALKER, Rehoboth 1718-1796 

Delegate to the Provincial Congress at Concord, September 19, 1774, and 
to the Congress at Cambridge, January- 2, 1775 ; Colonel of a Massachu- 
setts Regiment, May-December, 1775. 

[Heitman's Register ; Histor}' of Rehoboth ; Memoirs of the Walker 
Family.] 
Horace Perry Williams. 

TIMOTHY WALKER, Wilmington 1732-1809 

Captain of the Wilmington Company, Colonel Greene's Regiment, at the 
Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Orin Warren. 

JOHN WALLACE, Londonderr)-, New Hampshire .... 1746- 
Private, Captain Runnels's (Reynolds) Company, Colonel Moses Nichols's 
Regiment, General Stark's Brigade, July 20, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank Augustine Gardner. 



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BENJAMIN WALLIS, Douglas 1 723-1 814 

Captain, Colonel Arnold's Regiment, which marched from Douglas on 
alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Douglas.] 
Chanxing Smith. 

NEHEMIAH WARD, Weymouth 1761- 

Private, Captain Abel Holden's Light Infantry Company, Colonel Thomas 
Nixon's (Sixth) Continental Army Regiment, 1 7S0. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Eugene Eager. 

JASON WARE, Wrentham 1 756-1843 

Private, Captain Aaron Guild's Company, Colonel Josiah Whitney's Regi- 
ment, May i6-November i, 1776; Matross, Captain Perry Cushing's 
Company, Colonel Crafts's Artiller}- Regiment, February i-May 8, 1777; 
Private, Captain Asa Fairbank's Company, Major Metcalf's Regiment;, 
marched from Wrentham to Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island ; 
detached from Colonel Wheelock's Regiment, December 8-31, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Harry Lorenzo Wiley. 



JOHN WARNER, Westmoreland, New Hampshire .... 1 754-1801 
Private, Captain W. Scott's Company, Colonel Ashley's Regiment, at 
Ticonderoga alarm. May 8, 1777; Private, Captain John Cole's Com- 
pany, Colonel Ashley's Regiment, at alarm, June 28, 1777; Private, 
Captain J. Brown's Company, Colonel E. Hale's Regiment, July, 1777; 
Private, Captain K. Carleton's Company, Colonel Moses Nichols's Regi- 
ment, July 22, 1777; at the battle of Bennington; Private, Captain 
William Holden's Company, Colonel Timothy Bedel's Regiment, on an 
expedition to Canada, December, 1777-May, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
John Calvin MacMurray. 
Leslie Arnold MacMurray. 

JOSEPH WARNER, Pepperell 1744-1807 

Private, Lieutenant Isaac Wood's Company, on Lexington alarm ; Second 
Lieutenant, Captain Samuel Wright's Eleventh (Second Pepperell) Com- 
pany, Sixth Middlesex County Regiment, April 24, 1776; First Lieuten- 
ant, Captain Thomas Warren's Ninth Company, Colonel Eleazer 
Brooks's Regiment, which marched to Horse Neck ; Second Lieutenant, 
Captain Thomas Warren's Company, Colonel Eleazer Brooks's Regi- 
ment, September 27, 1776; Lieutenant, Captain Thomas Warren's 
Company, Colonel Brooks's Regiment, at White Plains, October 31, 



260 M>cn$ of t^t 5llmerican Jfieijolutxon* 

1776; Captain Joseph Warner's Company, Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge's 
Regiment, August 16, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Milton Burrage Warner. 

EPHRAIM WARREN, Killingly, Connecticut 1 743-1813 

Captain of a Company in Regiment commanded by Major William Daniel- 
son, which marched on the Lexington alarm ; also of the Fifth Company, 
Eleventh Regiment of militia, Colonel Ebenezer Williams, which marched 
to Westchester, New York, in 1776. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution.] 
Edgar Rollin Downs. 

JONATHAN WARREN, Weston 1751-1827 

Private, Captain Samuel Lamson's Company, at the Lexington alarm ; in 
Captain Jonathan Fisk's Company, Colonel Brooks's Regiment, at Dor- 
chester Heights, March 4-9, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Herbert Warren. 
Horace Winslow Warren. 

NATHAN WARREN, Weston 1761-1843 

Private, Captain Baldwin's Company, Colonel Dike's Regiment, 1776; Cap- 
tain Hunt's Company, Colonel Brooks's Regiment, 1777; Captain An- 
drews's Company, Colonel Howe's Regiment, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Thomas Warren Brown. 
Herbert Fuller Maynard. 
Nathan Warren. 

ISAAC WASHBURN, Middleborough 1 755-1832 

Sergeant, Captain J. Cottle's Company, Colonel E. Sprout's Regiment, 
alarms at Dartmouth, May 6, 1778, and September 5, 1778; Private, 
Captain W. Packard's Company, Colonel Jacobs's Regiment, for service 
in Rhode Island, September 21-December i, 1779; Private, Captain 
B. Doty's (Fourth Plymouth County) Regiment, commanded by Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel White, service in Rhode Island, July 30-August 8, 1780. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History Taunton.] 
Salmon Washburn. 

ASA WATERMAN, Norwich, Connecticut 1743- 

Deputy Commissary-General in the Connecticut and Rhode Island troops 
during the Revolutionary War. 

[Pension Bureau; R.I. Historical Society ; Arnold's History of R.I.] 
William Watson Waterman. 



iSiccorli of iSebolutionarp Slncc^tor^* 261 

OLIVER WATSON, Senior, Spencer 1718-1804 

A sturdy patriot, who had three sons in service ; Member of the Committee 
of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety, 1774-75; Selectman eleven 
years, including 1775; Member of the Third Provincial Congress, 1775; 
first Representative from Spencer to the General Court, 1776-80; 
instructed to communicate the vote of the town, June 24, 1776, "that, 
should the Congress think it expedient to declare the Colonies inde- 
pendent of the Kingdom of Great Britain, we do hereby freely, fully, and 
solemnly engage with our lives and fortunes to support Congress in such 
a measure." 

[Draper's Spencer.] 
Alonzo Amasa Bemis. 
Samuel Arthur Bent. 
Albert Watson Hersey. 
Roger Freeman Upham. 

ROBERT WATSON, Spencer 1 746-1806 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Mason's Company, Colonel Jonathan Warner's 
Regiment, which marched at the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Alonzo Amasa Bemis. 
Albert Watson Hersey. 

IGNATIUS WEBBER, Gloucester 1733- 

Seaman, State brig " Hazard," commanded by Captain John F. Williams, 
July 3, 1778; appears on a list of prisoners sent to Boston in the cartel 
"Snow Drift" from Halifax, September 30, 1778, as master; appears on 
a petition, dated Boston, November 17, 1780, that he be commander of 
ship "Commerce"; granted in the Council, November 18, 1780. 

[Babson's Gloucester; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Everett Pierce Wonson. 

NATHAN WEBSTER, Senior, Chester, New Hampshire . 1715- 
One of the signers of the Association Test, April 12, 1776: "The sub- 
scribers to the Test solemnly promise to do all in their power to oppose 
hostile proceedings of the British against the United American Colonies." 

[History of Chester, N.H.] 
Peter Parker. 

NATHAN WEBSTER, Junior, Chester, New Hampshire . 1747-1813 

One of the signers of the Association Test, April 12, 1776, Colony of New 

Hampshire; Private, Captain Richard Dow's Company, at the defence 

of Piscataqua Harbor, 1775; in Captain John Calef's Company, Colonel 

T. Bartlett's Regiment ; in Captain Jeremiah Dow's Company, Lieutenant- 



262 ^on^ of tf^t 5Emerican lUctiolution* 

Colonel Welch's Regiment, which joined the Northern Continental Army, 
September, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.; History of Chester, N.H.] 
Peter Parker. 

STEPHEN WEBSTER 1758-1845 

Present at the surrender of Burgoyne ; Private and Corporal in the Fourth 
Company, Third Regiment, New Hampshire militia, Colonel Alexander 
Scammell ; was in the battles of Saratoga, Stony Point, and Diamond 
Island ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Webster Records.] 
George Eugene Belknap. 

JOSEPH WELCH, Plaistow, New Hampshire 1 734-1829 

Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel Thomas Tash's Regiment, raised to re-enforce 
the Continental Army at New York, September-December, 1776; in 
command of a Regiment under the command of Brigadier-General 
Whipple, which joined the Northern Army at Saratoga, October-Novem- 
ber, 1777; at capture of Burgoyne; Delegate to the Convention in 1778 
to form a temporary Constitution for the State. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; N.E. Historic Genealogical Register.] 
Samuel Hopkins Emery. 

ELEAZER WELD, West Roxbury 1 737-1800 

Lieutenant-Colonel, First Suffolk County Regiment of militia, February 14, 
1776; at the taking of Dorchester Heights, March 4, 1776; again com- 
missioned Lieutenant-Colonel of same Regiment, Colonel Thayer, July 14, 
1780; one of the Committee of Inspection and Public Safety, April 23, 
1777; Paymaster in the Continental Army during Washington's occupa- 
tion of Cambridge. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Weld Genealogy.] 
Arthur Cyril Gordon Weld. 

OLIVER WENTWORTH, Stoughton 1756-1828 

Private, Captain Asahel Smith's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's 
Regiment, on alarm, April 19, 1775; Private, Captain Asahel Smith's 
Company, Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment, which assisted in fortifying 
Dorchester Heights, March 4-9, 1776; Private, Captain Stephen Penni- 
man's Company, Colonel Francis's Regiment, November 29, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Wallace Penniman. 

JOHN WESSON, Framingham 1711- 

Private, Captain Joseph Winch's Company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's Regi- 
ment, in the Northern Department; responded to Bennington alarm, 
September 15, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
James Leonard Wesson. 



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ASA WHITCOMB, Lancaster 1 719-1804 

Colonel of a Massachusetts Regiment, June 3-December, 1775; Colonel, 
Sixth Continental Infantry', January' i-December 31, 1776. 

[Heitman's Register.] 
John Davis Whitcomb. 

JOB WHITCOMB, Cohasset 1730- 

Private, Captain Obadiah Beals's Company, March 4-9, 1776; and June 14- 
16, 1776, in same Company, Colonel Solomon Lovett's Regiment; served 
at Dorchester and Hull. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Harlan Page Whitcomb. 

JESSE WHITE, Uxbridge 1754-1830 

Private, Captain Josiah Wood's Company, on Lexington alarm ; Sergeant, 
Captain David Batcheller's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Nathan Tyler's 
Regiment, on the Rhode Island alarm, December 8, 1776; Sergeant, in 
same Company and Regiment, which marched on the alarm to Rhode 
Island, July 28, 1780. 

[Northbridge Records ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frederick W^endell White. 

ABRAHAM WHITNEY, Watertown 1735-1S13 

Private, Captain Barnard's Company of minute-men, at the battle of Lex- 
ington and Concord ; reputed to have carried the alarm from Charles- 
town to Watertown of the coming of the British troops : Private, Captain 
Phineas Stearns's Company, at the fortifying of Dorchester Heights, 
March, 1776; marched to Saratoga to re-enforce the Continental Army, 
October, 1777; Private, Captain Fuller's Company, at Roxbury, March- 
April, 1778; Private, Captain Jonathan Brown's Company, guarding 
the powder magazine at Watertown, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Whitney Genealogy.] 
William Henry Whitney. 

ISAIAH WHITNEY, Junior, Harvard 1735-1817 

Corporal, Captain Joseph Fairbank's Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's 
Regiment, which marched on the alarm, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
James Francis Whitney. 

ISAIAH WHITNEY, Third, Harvard 1735-1817 

Corporal, Captain Joseph Fairbank's Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's 
Regiment, at the Lexington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Cyrus Henry Whitney. 



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JEREMIAH WHITTEMORE, Spencer 1723-1803 

Member of the Committee of Safety, 1776, 1781, 1782. 
[Spencer Town Records.] 
Charles Henry Eager. 
George Eugene Eager. 

ASA WILDER, Sterling 1 730-1 784 

First Lieutenant, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment, which marched on 
the alarm, April 19, 1775; Corporal in a Lancaster Company, which 
marched on the Bennington alarm. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Wilder Fairbank. 

REUBEN WILDER, Sterling 1762-1832 

Enlisted, June 25, 1779, when eighteen years of age, and was employed at 
Rutland in guarding prisoners from Burgoyne's army. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
John Wilder Fairbank. 

GEORGE WILLIAMS, Taunton 1717-1798 

Colonel, Third Bristol County Regiment, 1776-79, served in Rhode 
Island and elsewhere ; Member of the Committee of Safety. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
George Allen Dary. 

JOSHUA WILSON, Andover 1 744-1 823 

Private, Lieutenant Peter Poor's Company, at Lexington alarm. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Bailey's Andover.] 
Frank Augustine Gardner. 

SAMUEL WILSON, Wobum 1745- 

Private, Captain John Baker's Company, Colonel Gerrish's Regiment, April 
24, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; History of Woburn.] 
Charles Hiram Wilson. 

KENELM WINSLOW, New Castle, Maine 

Private, Captain Joseph Jones's Company, Third Lincoln County Regiment, 
Colonel William Jones ; served at Sheepscott, " retaking the mast ship " ; 
discharged, September 12, 1777. 

[Newcastle Records; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Gilbert Patten Brown. 

NOAH WIS WALL, Newton 1 699-1 786 

Private, Captain Jeremiah Wiswall's Company, and was at the Lexington 
fight, with four sons and some of his sons-in-law. After the Company 
had marched, he, at the age of seventy-six, followed them on foot and 
alone, "to see what the boys are doing." Standing with some Ameri- 



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cans not far from the field, the British soldiers came in sight. He imme- 
diately pointed them out to his companions, saying, " If you aim at the 
middle one, you will hit one of the three." They did so, and were suc- 
cessful ; but, as he held out his hand, a musket-ball passed through it. 
He coolly bound up his hand with his handkerchief, picked up the gun 
of the fallen regular, and carried it home as a trophy. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Jackson's Newton.] 
Daniel Austin Brown. 
Samuel Hall. 

NATHAN WOOD, Westminster 1 723-1 777 

Member of a Committee chosen by the town in 1774 to draw up a covenant 
and agreement regarding British aggressions ; Member of the first 
Provincial Congress, in Salem, October 5, 1774, and of the second Pro- 
vincial Congress ; also of the General Assembly which superseded this 
Congress. 

[History of Westminster; History of Peru, Vt.] 
Myron Samuel Dudley. 

SYLVANUS WOOD, Senior, Woburn 1749- 

Private, Captain Alexander Walker's Company, Colonel Green's Regiment, 
at the battle of Lexington and Concord ; Private, Captain John Wood's 
Company, Colonel Baldwin's Regiment, May i, 1775; Ensign, Twenty- 
sixth Continental Infantry, Januarj'-December, 1776. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives; Sewall's Woburn; Heitman's Register.] 
Marcellus Littlefield. 

NATHANIEL WOODMAN, Salem, New Hampshire . . . 1730-1821 

Signed the Association Test, August 27, 1776; chosen on a Committee for 

the support of families of the non-commissioned officers and privates in 

the Continental Army, February 2, 1778; on a Committee chosen "to 

adjust the services already done in the war," June 19, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
James Francis Savage. 

ISAAC WOODS, Pepperell 1725- 

Captain, First Pepperell Company, which marched on alarm, April 19, 
1775; commissioned, April 24, 1776; served at Cambridge, Concord, 
Sudbur}', Roxbury, etc. ; Captain in Colonel Cotton's and Colonel Jona- 
than Reed's Regiments ; served about four years. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Butler's Groton and Pepperell.] 
George Stearns Parker. 

NEHEMIAH WOODS, Hollis, New Hampshire 1731-1815 

Private, Captain Goss's Company, 1 776 ; Captain Emerson's Company, 



266 ^on^ of tl)c SCmerican itcbolution. 

Ticonderoga alarm, June, 1777; Captain Goss's Company, at Benning- 
ton, 1777; Member of Committee of Safety, 1778. 

[Worcester's Mollis, N.H. ; Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
Frank Augustine Gardner. 

JONAS WOODWARD, Sutton 1736- 

Private, Captain Abijah Burbank's Company, Colonel Jonathan Holman's 
Regiment, December 10-27, ^Tl^- 
Charles Washburn Woodward. 
Fred Hudson Woodward. 

SAMUEL WOODWARD, Bristol, Maine 1750-1815 

Private, Captain Henry Hunter's Company of Bristol, Maine, Colonel 
Jones's Regiment, September 10, 1777; served at Sheepscott River to 
defend ship loading with masts ; Private, Captain Benjamin Plummer's 
Company, detached from Colonel William Jones's Regiment, sent in the 
expedition commanded by Colonel Samuel McCobb against the British 
forces at Bagaduce, now Castine ; July 6-September 24, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Frank Ernest Woodward. 

SALVENUS WOOD WORTH, Lebanon, Connecticut . . . 1 748-1 798 
Private, Sixth Company, Captain James Clark, Third Regiment, Colonel 
Israel Putnam, ]\Iay 13-December 18, 1775; was at the siege of Boston; 
helped construct the defences, and was at Bunker Hill and Cambridge. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution; Swett's Bunker Hill; Frothingham's 
Siege.] 

Artemas Brooks Woodworth. 
Artemas Brooks Woodworth, Junior. 
Henry Phelps Woodworth. 

JOHN WORDEN, Horse Neck, Connecticut 1 739-1842 

Private, Captain Samuel Ransom's Company of Wyoming, Pennsylvania; 
joined Washington's army in New Jersey, January i, 1777; engaged in 
the affairs of Millstone River and Bound Brook in New Jersey, as well as 
Brandywine and Germantown; formed part of the garrison at Fort 
Mifflin, at Valley Forge, 1777-78; his Company was consolidated with 
one under command of Captain Spalding ; served part of the time as a 
spy ; served seven months, ten days ; a pensioner. 

[Conn. Men in the Revolution : Pension Records.] 
Austin Melvin Knight. 
Charles Sanford Knight. 
Charles Sanford Knight, Junior. 

JAMES WORK, Royalston 1 743-1 783 

Sergeant, Captain Jonas Allen's Company, Colonel Doolittle's Regiment, 



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which marched on alarm, April 19, 1775; at the battle of Bunker Hill; 
mentioned as Lieutenant in memorial. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Royalston Memorial ; Peirce's Genealogy.] 
Edwin Francis Peirce. 

EZEKIEL WORTHEN, Kensington, New Hampshire . . . 1 746-1803 
Lieutenant, Captain Samuel McConnelPs Company, Oilman's Regiment, 
raised to re-enforce Continental Army at New York, December 5, 1776; 
Captain, Colonel Stephen Peabody's Regiment, for Rhode Island expedi- 
tion, March 13, 1778-January 6, 1779. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H.] 
James Worthen Clough. 
John Stockman Clough. 

ADAM WRIGHT, Plympton 1 724-1 776 

Private, Captain Thomas Loring's Company of militia, belonging to 
Plympton, who were ordered to Marshfield, April 19, 1775. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; family record.] 
Fred C. Wright. 
Harry Andrew Wright. 
Royal Josiah Wright. 

AMOS WRIGHT 1738-1792 

Private, Captain Isaac Wood's Company; engaged in guarding Conti- 
nental stores at Concord. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edwin How^ard Brigham. 

LEVI WRIGHT, Plympton 1 756-1840 

Private, Captain Thomas Loring's Company, which was ordered to Marsh- 
field, April 19, 1775; ifi Captain John Bradford's Company, Colonel T. 
Cotton's Regiment, May-July, 1775; in Captain James Harlow's Com- 
pany, Thomas Lothrop's Regiment ; marched to Bristol, Rhode Island, 
March 29, 1777; in Captain E. Washburn's Company, Colonel E. 
Brooks's Regiment; guard duty at Cambridge, November, 1777- 
March, 1778. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Fred C. Wright. 
Harry Andrew Wright. 
Royal Josiah Wright. 

URIAH WRIGHT, Hollis, New Hampshire 

Private, Captain Reuben Daw's Company of minute-men, on alarm, April 
19? ^775 J in Captain Reuben Daw's Company, Colonel William Prescott's 
Regiment, at battle of Bunker Hill ; marched from Hollis on alarm at 
Ticonderoga, June, 1777; Private, Captain Goss's Company, Colonel 



268 ^on^ of tlje SCmcrican itcbolution^ 

Nichols's Regiment, General Stark's Brigade, at the battle of Benning- 
ton ; a pensioner. 

[Rev. Rolls N.H. ; Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives ; Worcester's Hollis, 
N.H.] 
Frank Augustine Gardner. 

EBENEZER WYETH, Cambridge 1752- 

Private, Captain Samuel Thatcher's Company, Colonel Gardner's Regi- 
ment, on alarm, April 19, 1775; Private, Captain John Walton's Com- 
pany, Colonel Samuel Thatcher's Regiment, as a guard at Cambridge; 
appears on an order dated Cambridge, October 30, 1778; served under 
General Heath. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Edward Cazneau Wyeth. 

ELIJAH WYMAN, Woburn 1727- 

Private, Captain J. Hosley's Company, Colonel William Prescott's Regi- 
ment, on Lexington alarm ; Private, Captain J. Hosley's Company, 
Colonel Jonathan Reed's Regiment, September 26, 1777-November 9, 
1777, to re-enforce General Gates, under Resolve, September 22, 1777. 

[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Charles Warner Dexter. 

PAUL WYMAN, Woburn 1735-1803 

Private, Captain Jonathan Fox's Company, at the Lexington alarm. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
William Gibson Colesworthy. 
George Eliot Richardson. 

JOS I AH YALE, WaUingford, Connecticut 1 752-1 822 

Captain of a Company at the battle of Bennington, Vermont. 
[Rev. Rolls Mass. Archives.] 
Wellington Smith. 



CHAPTERS 

ORGANIZED BY AUTHORITY OF ARTICLE V OF THE 

CONSTITUTION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 

SOCIETY. 



(DID g)alem Chapter, Salem. 

CHARTERED, OCTOBER 31, 1895. 
President William W. Eatox, M.D. 

>AVID PiNGREE 



Vice-Presidents , ^^^^^^ „^ ^^^^^^ 



• ■ ■ JRc 

Secretary Charles F. Ropes 

Treasurer W. Hardy Dayton 

Registrar William L. Welch 



11503ton Chapter, Boston. 
CHARTERED, OCTOBER 31, 1895. 

President Jerome Carter Hosmer 

Vice-President Charles Kimball Darling 

Secretary and Treasurer . . . Charles Sumner Parsons 

Historian Edward Webster McGlenen 



George OTaS^ington Cljapter, Springfield. 
CHARTERED, OCTOBER 31, 1895. 

President Luke Stearns Stowe 

Vice-President Harlan P. Stone 

Treasurer Wilfred M. Wharfield 

Secretary Arthur I. Nash 

Historian Albert H. Kirkham 



270 M>on$ of tl)C Slmerican itebolution. 

(^Itl ^piDDles^fj; Ctjapter, Lowell. 
CHARTERED, JANUARY 17, 1896. 

President Moses Greeley Parker, M.D. 

Vice-President George Harrison Marston 

Treasurer Horace Sargent Bacon 

Secretary Francis Nelson Chase 

Registrar Charles Henry Conant 

Historian George Hurter Stevens 

Chaplain Rev. John Morton Greene, D.D. 

Auditor George Ladd Huntoon 



iDlD CsfSffF Ctjapter, Lynn. 

CHARTERED, FEBRUARY 7, 1896. 

President Henry Cabot Lodge 

Vice-President RuFUS Kimball 

Treasurer Frank L. Earl 

Secretary Howard K. Sanderson 

Registrar Richard J. Nichols 

Historian John L. Parker 



(DltJ Colony Ctiapter, Whitman. 

CHARTERED, APRIL 17, 1896. 

President William J. Howard 

Vice-President Horatio F. Copeland 

Secretary and Historian . . . William S. Danforth 

Treasurer Randall W. Cook 



(DID g)uffolfe Chapter, Chelsea. 
CHARTERED, FEBRUARY 3, 1897. 

President Prescott Chamberlain 

( Eugene F. Endicott 
Vice-Presidents | ^^^^^ ^^^^ 

Secretary and Treasurer . . . Edwin S. Crandon 
Historian . Walter K. Watkins 



Cljapter^^. 271 

WSioxtt&m Cljaptrr, Worcester. 
CHARTERED, APRIL 2, 1897. 

President Jerome Marble 

( Alfred S. Roe 
Vice-Presidents J Ledyard Bill 

( Samuel H. Putnam 

Secretary Charles T. Taxman 

Treasurer Harry B. Fairbanks 

Historian Charles O. Bachelor 

jjietDtotone Ciiapter, Newton. 

CHARTERED, MAY 7, 1897. 

President David W. Farquhar 

Vice-President Bertraxd E. Taylor 

Secretary and Treasurer . . . Austin T. Sylvester 

Registrar Howard B. Allen 

Historian Edward J. Cox 

Colonrl 3Iamc0 iFr^e Cljapter, Lawrence. 

CHARTERED, MAY 7, 1897. 

President Leavitt Hubbard 

Vice-President Harry Smith Kimball 

Secretary and Registrar . . . Benjamin C. Ames 

Treasurer Edmund M. Walton 

Historian George W. Foster 

115erfe0tiirf County Cljapter, Pittsfield. 

CHARTERED, JUNE 4, 1897. 

President Henry W. Taft 

( John M. Stevenson 

Vice-Presidents ^ A. J. McCuLLOCH 

( Andrew L. Hubbell 
Secretary and Registrar . . . Rollin H. Cooke 

Treasurer Donelson M. Peck 

Historian J- F. Alleyne Adams, M.D. 

Chaplain Rev. Lyman S. Rowland, D.D. 



272 ^m\$ of tl)e SCmmcau iictjolution* 

Kobert 2Dreat paine Cljapter, Taunton. 

CHARTERED, SEPTEMBER 3, 1897. 

Preside7it James Edward Seaver 

William Watson Waterman 



1 



Vice-Presidents ^t- att n-rx^ 

Frank A. Hubbard, M.D. 

Secretary Dudley Moore Holman 

Treasurer Walter Leonard Mahony 

Registrar Leonard Crocker Couch 

Historian Joshua Eddy Crane 

Chaplain Rev. S. Hopkins Emery, D.D. 



OTatertoton Ctiapter, Watertown. 

CHARTERED, NOVEMBER 5, 1897. 

President Alberto F. Haynes 

Vice-President Walter B. Snow. 

Secretary and Treastirer . . . George A. Alden 

Historian William H. Whitney 

Masbington (Il;lm Cljapter, Cambridge. 

CHARTERED, MARCH 4, 1898. 



PRESENT AND PAST MEMBERS 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY WHOSE FATHERS WERE 
REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS. 

John Adams Holden 

Noah Allen Medfield 

Albert Barnes Conway, N.H. 

Alonzo Willard Barnes North Conway, N.H. 

* Frederick Blanchard Maiden 

Edmund Harvev Newton Blood . . . Pepperell 

* Elbridge Boyden Worcester 

Samuel Doolittle Brooks, M.D. . . . Springfield 

* George Washington Brown Boston 

* William Haskell Burnham Essex 

Andrew Jackson Carleton Springfield 

* James Wilson Clark Framingham 

John Curtis Clark Springfield 

Bradford H. Coggeshall New Bedford 

* Robert Cook Whitman 

* Horace Dodd Boston 

* Hosea Edmands Maiden 

James Miller Edwards Chicago, 111. 

John Fox Edwards Menomonee, Wis. 

Elisha John Faxon Salem 

James Faxon Salem 

* Peter Fay Southborough 

RoBY Fletcher Fitchburg 

* Joseph Greenleaf West Medford 

George Hayden South Weymouth 

* Joseph Hill Hyde Park 

* Edward Hitchins Saugus 

Albert Hobart Rockland 

* Thomas Hooper Bridgewater 

* Abner Hosmer Lawrence 

Rev. Elijah Kellogg North Harpswell, Me. 

« Died. 



274 ^on^ of tl)e Stmerican ^ebolution. 

* Calvin P. Ladd Dorchester 

* Archelaus Lewis North Falmouth, Me. 

* Jason William Livermore Acton 

* John McClure Revere 

Charles Mc Master Hadley 

John McMaster Springfield 

* Aaron Buzell Magoun Roxbury 

John P. Marble Worcester 

* James A. Montgomery North Andover 

* Andrew Johnson Parker Boston 

* Washington Pierce Franklin 

* Elijah Porter Cambridgeport 

* Nathaniel Porter Winchester 

Henry R. Reynolds Dorchester 

* Ethan Crandall Ring Melrose 

* George W. Robinson Lexington 

Luke Smith Acton 

Elbridge Gerry Snow Fitchburg 

*Zephaniah Spooner Springfield 

* Rev. Thomas T. Stone Bolton 

* Amos Storer Lowell 

* Luther Lewis Tarbell Marlborough 

* William Twist Cambridgeport 

Salmon Washburn Taunton 

* Oliver Lawrence Wheeler Ashby 

* Rev. John Wood Fitchburg 

* Washington Woodbury Allston 



SUMMARY, April 19, 1899. 

Number of members registered by the National Society, 1777 

Number of members deceased 144 

Number of members resigned 71 

Number transferred to other State societies .... 21 

Number registered twice 4 

Memberships forfeited 164 404 

Present number of members i»373 

*Died. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



MATTERS OF HISTORICAL INTEREST. 



SEAL. 



The Seal of the National Society is one and seven-eighths of 
an inch in diameter, and consists of the figure of a Minute- 
man standing by the side of a plough, surrounded by thirteen 
stars ; the whole encircled by a band three-eighths of an inch 
wide, upon which in raised letters is the name of the Society, with 
the date of organization. That of the State Society is identical 
with that of the National Society, except that within the name of 
the parent society is the motto '' Massachusetts Society, organized 
April 19, 1889." 

INSIGNIA. 

The Badge. — Obverse : A gold cross of four arms and eight 
points, of the same size as the Chevalier's Cross of the French 
Legion of Honor, with white enamelled arms. In the centre is a 
gold medallion bust of George Washington in profile, surrounded 
by a ribbon in blue enamel, on which is the motto of the Society 
in gold letters, ^^ Libertas et Patria^ Between the medallion and 
the points of the cross is a laurel wreath. Reverse: Like the 
obverse ; the medallion, however, has the figure of a Minute-man, 
surrounded by a ribbon in blue enamel, containing in gold letters 
the words, ^^ So?is of the American Revolution!' The cross is sur- 
mounted by an eagle in gold, suspended by a silk ribbon of blue, 
white, and buff. 

The cross is a reproduction of the emblem of the French Order 
of St. Louis, with certain changes, and was adopted to commem- 



276 ^on^ of tl^e SUmerican Jlebolution* 

orate the assistance given to the Colonies by Louis XVL, Grand 
Master of that Order. The medalHon, containing the head of 
Washington and the figure of the Minute-man, is fitly placed upon 
a cross of such an origin and associations. 

The Rosette. — The rosette is a button in the shape of a 
raised cup, of blue, white, and buff ribbon. It is to be worn in the 
upper left-hand button-hole of the coat. 

The only badge now authorized by the National Congress is that 
described above, superseding all forms previously used. The 
price of the badge, or cross of St. Louis, adapted to this Society, is 
nine dollars. It may be obtained of Messrs. Tiffany & Co., of New 
York, on presentation of a certificate of membership, which will be 
furnished by the Registrar. The rosette may be procured of the 
Registrar for twenty-five cents. 

MARKERS. 

The subject of identifying and marking the graves of the Revo- 
lutionary Soldiers of Massachusetts has for some time engaged the 
attention of many of their descendants, who feel that, as time rolls 
on, the locality of these graves may be obliterated and lost. 

The General Court, by an Act passed in 1884, Chap. 42, author- 
ized towns to appropriate money for the purpose as follows : — 

" An Act to authorize towns to grant and vote money for certain 
memorial purposes : Towns may at legal meetings grant and vote 
such sums as they judge necessary for the purpose of erecting 
headstones or other monuments to the memory of persons who, 
accredited to their respective quotas, served in the military or 
naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War, the 
War of 18 1 2, the Seminole War, and the Mexican War; and for 
keeping in repair and decorating such monuments and the graves 
of such persons." 

The Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion has procured a design and caused it to be cast in iron and 
bronze, which will, at slight cost, mark the graves of our Revolu- 
tionary heroes. The National Society of the Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution has adopted our marker, and many have been 
ordered for the different States of the Union. The dimensions 



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277 



of the marker are 28 inches from ground to top of cross ; 
whole height to top of cross, 38 inches; cross, 11^ inches in 
diameter, with the figure of the Concord Minute-man in the centre. 
Each arm of the cross contains a letter of the inscription, 
S. A. R. (Soldier or Sailor of the American Revolution), the 
lower arm having the date 1775. In this way the graves of thou- 
sands of soldiers and sailors may be identified and marked, and on 
each recurring Memorial Day receive the homage of a grateful 
people. 

The managers have twice addressed circulars to the officers of the 
various cities and towns of the Commonwealth, asking them to in- 
sert a clause in the warrants for annual meetings, appropriating a 
sum of money to purchase such Revolutionary markers as may be 
required. Since that time about 3,400 graves have been identified 
and marked in the following cities and towns in the Commonwealth : 



Acton, 


Duxbury, 


Medford, 


Agawam, 


East Bridgewater, 


Millbury, 


Alford, 


Edgartown, 


Milton, 


Amesbury, 


Egypt, 


Needham, 


Attleborough, 


Fitchburg, 


Newbury, 


Bedford, 


Gill, 


Newburyport, 


Beverly, 


Gloucester, 


Newton, 


Billerica, 


Granby, 


Northborough, 


Bolton, 


Great Barrington, 


Northbridge, 


Boston, 


Groton, 


North Brookfield, 


Brewster 


Groveland, 


North Raynham, 


Bridgewater, 


Hardwick, 


Norwood, 


Brockton, 


Harvard, 


Oakham, 


Brookfield, 


Hingham, 


Peabody, 


Burlington, 


Holden, 


Petersham, 


Canton, 


Lee, 


Pepperell, 


Cohasset, 


Leicester, 


Pittsfield, 


Concord, 


Lexington, 


Princeton, 


Danvers, 


Lincoln, 


Reading, 


Douglas, 


Long meadow. 


Revere, 


Dover, 


Marlborough, 


Rowley, 


Dudley, 


Medfield, 


Savoy, 



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M>m$ of ti^t 5tmmcan iHebolutian. 



Scituate, 

Sharon, 

Shirley, 

Shrewsbury, 

Southbridge, 

Spencer, 

Springfield, 

Sterling, 

Stockbridge, 



Stowe, 

Sudbury, 

Sunderland, 

Topsfield, 

Townsend, 

Waltham, 

Ware, 

Wayland, 

Webster, 



Wellesley, 

Westford, 

Westminster, 

Weston, 

Weymouth, 

Whitman, 

Woburn, 

Worthington, 

Wrentham. 



Besides these, the other New England States, New York, New 
Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, have placed 428 markers at 
the graves of Revolutionary heroes, — in all, about 3,800. 

The cost of the marker, in iron, is one dollar ; in bronze, three 
and a half dollars. 

In addition to the marker, a tablet in bronze, costing from $2.50 
to 1^5.50, may be procured, upon which the name of the soldier 
may be inscribed. 

Orders may be addressed to the manufacturers, M. D. Jones & 
Co., 53 Portland Street, Boston. 



INFORMATION. 

Membership in this Society is strictly limited by the National 
and State Constitutions to such persons as can prove their descent 
from well-authenticated patriot Revolutionary ancestry. Collateral 
descent has at no time been allowed in this body by prescribed law 
or otherwise. Appropriate papers and all needed information for 
making application for admission will be furnished by the Registrar. 

Applications for Membership must be made out in dupli- 
cate ; must be signed by the applicant on the second and fourth 
pages ; must be sworn to before a justice or a notary ; and returned 
to the Registrar with check for five dollars, — which includes the 
admission fee and the first year's assessment. Biographical data 
should be given as fully as possible, and reference to authorities 
quoted. Care should be taken that all these requirements be 
carried out, as no imperfectly prepared papers can be received. 



^Scneral ^rnfontiation. 279 

The Secretary of most of the States will make a search of the 
rolls and archives, and furnish an official certificate for a small 
sum. The Commissioner of Pensions at Washington will furnish 
a certificate, gratis^ if the ancestor was a pensioner. 

The Certificate of Membership issued by the National Soci- 
ety, handsomely engraved, and of a size suitable for framing, will 
be furnished for the sum of one dollar in advance. Application ta 
be made to the Registrar. 



THE FRENCH ARMY IN BOSTON. 

The reasons which induced his most Christian Majesty Louis 
XVI. to yield to the entreaties of his ministers and of the commis- 
sioners of the United States at the French court, and to sign on 
the 6th of February, 1778, a treaty of commerce with the United 
States, to which was added a treaty of offensive and defensive alH- 
ance in case England declared war against France, has been fully 
described by many authors. Reference can easily be made to 
such accounts by means of Winsor's " Hand-book of the American 
Revolution." Especial interest centres round the excellent vol- 
umes of the late Thomas Balch, published by his son, T. W. Balch 
of Philadelphia, in 1891 and 1895, which carry the influence of 
the French people, even from the year 1775, down to the surren- 
der at Yorktown. 

The present paper has for its object merely the reproduction of 
tables showing the marches and encampments of Rochambeau's * 
army from Newport in Rhode Island until its arrival in Yorktown, 
and a similar statement of its passage from that town to Boston, 
from which point the army sailed on its return to France. The 
action of the Legislature and the town authorities of Boston, during 
the stay of the army, are added as matters of interest. For the 
preparation of these papers, some of them hitherto unpublished, 
the Committee are indebted to Captain Albert A. Folsom, one of our 
associate members. For an interesting account of the march of 
the French army, see especially the Journal of Claude Blanchard,f 
Commissary of the French auxiliary army sent to the United 
States. 

* Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vineur, Count de Rochambeau, was bom at Vendome, France, in 1725. 
His father was Governor of Vendome and Lieutenant of the Marshals of France. The son entered as 
comet the Cavalry Regiment of Saint-Simon on the 24th of May, 1742, and with it went through the 
campaigns of Bohemia. In 1743 he was Captain, and in 1746 Aide-de-camp of Louis Philippe d'Orleans; 
in 1747, Colonel of the Infantry Regiment of la Marche; in 1755, Governor of Vendome, after the death of 
his father. He was in active service, with added military distinctions, until March i, 1780, when he was 
made Lieutenant-General and Commander-in-chief of the expeditionary corps sent to America. The his- 
tory of the memorable campaign is given in full in the work of Mr. Balch, and elsewhere by various 
authorities. He returned in 1782, leaving his army under the orders of the Baron de Viomenil and of 
De Lauzun. In 1791 he was Marshal of France. He died in 1807. 

t "Guerre d'Amerique, 1780-1783. Joumal de Campagne." Paris, 188 1. 



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281 



This work was published in EngUsh in 1876 by Munsell. 
Drake, in his old *' Landmarks of Boston," 1873, gives an account 
of the reception of the French army. 



MARCHES AND ENCAMPMENTS OF THE ARMY UNDER THE 
COUNT DE ROCHAMBEAU IN THE YEAR 1781. 

From Abbe Robin's "Nouveau Voyage dans l'Am£rique Septentrionale." 



Dates. 


Camps. 


Miles. 


Dates. 


Camps. 


Miles. 




From Newport, R.I. : 










June II 


To Providence . . . 


30 


Aug. 31 


To Somerset .... 


17 


11-20 


Halt. 




Sept. I 


Princeton .... 


13 


20 


To Waterman . . . 


15 


2 


Trenton .... 


12 


21 


Plainfield . . . 


16 


3 


Lion Tavern . . . 


IS 


22 


Windham . . . 


16 


4 


Philadelphia . . . 


15 


23 


Bolton .... 


16 


5 


Halt. 




24 


East Hartford . . 


I2>^ 


6 


To Chester .... 


16 


25,26 


Halt. 


7 


Newport .... 


18 


27 


To Farmington . . 


I2K 


8 


Head of Elk . . . 


18 


28 


Baron's Tavern . 


13 


9 


Susquehanna Ferry 


16 


29 


Breakneck . . . 


13 


10 


Burk's Tavern . . 


14 


30 


New-town . . . 


15 


II 


White Marsh . . 


15 


July I 


Halt. 




12 


Baltimore. . . . 


12 


2 


To Ridgebury . . . 


15 


U'M.iS 


Halt. 




3 


North Castle . . 


20 


16 


To Spire 


16 


4o 


Halt. 




17 


Coath 


18 


6 


To Philipsburg . . . 


22 


18 


Annapolis . . . 


8 


Aug. 20 


North Castle . . 


22 




Halt until the 21st, 




21 


Crompond . . . 


14 




when sail was made 




22 


King's Ferrj- . . 


18 




on Chesapeake Bay 




23-24 


Halt. 






for Jamestown. 




25 


To Stony Point . . 


s 


Oct. 25 


To Jamestown . . . 


178 


26 


Sufferns. . . . 


16 


26 


Williamsburg . . 


6 


27 


Pompton . . . 


14 


28 


Before York .... 


12 


28 
29 


Whippany . . . 
Halt. 


16 




Total Miles .... 


756 


30 


To Bullion's Tavern 


16 




Total Encampments . 


39 



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MARCHES AND ENCAMPMENTS OF THE FRENCH ARMY UNDER THE 
COUNT DE ROCHAMBEAU, 1782. WILLIAMSBURG, VA., TO 
BOSTON, MASS. 



Arranged from a Volume in the Library of Congress, being a Part of the 

Count de Rochambeau Papers purchased by Congress 

IN 1882 FOR $20,000.00. 



Datb. 


Camps. 


No. OF 

Camp. 


Miles. 


Date. 


Camps. 


No OF 

Camp. 


Miles. 




From Williamsburg : 














July I 


To Drinking Spring 


I 


8 


Sept. 3 


To Trenton 2 .... 


29 


16 


2 


Byrds Tavern . . 


2 


8 


7 


Prince Town ^ . . 


30 


12 


3 


Rattleclaffe Springs. 


3 


7 


8 


Somerset Court 






4 


Hartfield .... 


4 


7K 




House .... 


31 


16 


5 


New Castle . . . 


5 


7 


9 


Bullions Tavern . . 


32 


13 


7 


Hanover Town . . 


6 


7 


10 


Whippany^ . . . 


ZZ 


16 


8 


Peage's Ridge . . 


7 


10 


12 


Pompton .... 


34 


15 


9 


B urcksbridge or 






13 


Suffrantz .... 


35 


15 




Kenners Tavern . 


8 


12 


14 


Haver-Straw . . . 


36 


^\% 


10 


Bowling Green . . 


9 


9 


17 


Peak's Kill to 23d . 


Zl 


9^ 


II 


Charles Choons 






24 


Hunt's Tavern to 








Tons house . . 


10 


8 




Oct. 21 ... . 


Z^ 


8 


12 


Falmouth .... 


II 


14 


Oct. 22 


Salem 


39 


13^ 


14 


Peytons Tavern . . 


12 


13 


23 


Danbury .... 


40 


II 


15 


Dumphris .... 


13 


10 


24 


New-Town 5 . . . 


41 


12 


16 


Colchester .... 


14 


10 


26 


Break Neck ^ . . 


42 


15 


17 


Alexandre .... 


15 


19 


27 


Bams Tavern ^ . . 


43 


13 


18 


George Town . . 


16 


^Yz 


28 


Farmington . . . 


44 


13 


19 


Bladensburg . . . 


17 


8 


29 


East Hartford . . 


45 


12 


22 


Snowdens Iron Work 


18 


22 


Nov. 4 


Bolton Meeting 






23 


Spuriers Tavern . . 


19 


9 




House .... 


46 


14 


26 


Baltimore .... 


20 


13K 


5 


Windham .... 


47 


i6j^ 


Aug. 26 


White Marsh . . . 


21 


12K 


7 


Canterbury . . . 


48 


10 




Bush Town . . . 


22 


12^ 


8 


Walen Corner . . 


49 


10 


27 


Lower Ferry (Sus. 






9 


Watermans Tavern ^ 


50 


10 




River) .... 


23 


12 


10 


Providence 9 . . . 


51 


15 


28 


Head of Elk . . . 


24 


15 


13 


" ... 


.■^2 


4 


29 


New^^ort .... 


25 


16K 


Dec. I 


Wrentham . . . 


53 


16 


30 


Chester 


26 


15 


2 


Dedham .... 


54 


16 


31 


Philadelphia . . . 


27 


16 


3 


Boston '° .... 


55 


II 


Sept. 2 


Red Lion ^ . . . 


28 


15 




666 Miles Marched 







^ Now Bensalem, Pa., Camp Sept. 3, 1781 

2 Camp No. 25 Sept. 2, 1781. 

3 Camp No. 24 Sept. i, 1781. 
■♦Camp No. 21 Aug. 28, 1781. 
S Camp No. 10 June 30, 1781. 



^Camp No. 9 June 29, 1781. 

7 Camp No. 8 June 28, 1781. 

8 Camp No. 2 June 24 to 26, 1781. 

9 Camp No. i June 11 to 20, 1781. 

^° Camp at Boston, No. 55, not delineated. 



Plan of camp at Waterman's Tavern is not delineated in the book. S. W. Griffin, the 
Town Clerk of Coventry, R.I., writes, December 20, 1898, "The site of the camp (No, 2, 1781, 
and No. 50, 1782) can now be pointed out, and a well which was sunk by the French sol- 
diers to obtain water." 

Camp No. i, 1781, Camp No. 51, 1782, according to Judge William R. Staples, Annals 
of Providence, 1843, P- 232 : " A part of them encamped for a very short time on the west side 
of the river, on the plain near the burial-ground of the Benevolent Congregational Society." 

"The second division of this army spent the winter of 1782 in North Providence. The 
remains of their encampment are now to be seen on the rising ground to the east of the Paw- 
tucket turnpike, extending from Harrington's Lane almost as far north as the turnpike gate." 



€1)C fttntf^ Strnip in 25o^tom 283 

Co U7icil Satu rday Nov em ber 2 , 1782. 

On the Representation of Mons"" Dumas Deputy Quarter Master 
General of the French Army respecting Quarters for the French 
Troops in this Town. Advised That His Excellency the Governor 
lay the Above Representation before the Hon^^^ General Court 
to take such Order as they in their Wisdom shall think necessary. 

Council Thursday November 21, 1782. 

On the Memorial of Mons"" Dumas Deputy Quarter Master 
General of the French Army — Advised That His Excellency the 
Governor recommend to the Selectmen of the Town of Boston to 
provide Quarters for the Accommodation of One Thousand Men 
by taking up a number of Suitable empty Buildings for the pur- 
pose in case Quarters should be wanted for so many upon as 
reasonable Terms as possible & direct them to lay their Accounts 
of Expenses for providing said Quarters before the Governor & 
Council for Examination. 

Boston Selectmen Nov'' 23, 1782. 

A Recommendation of the Governor & Council for providing 
Quarters for one thousand of the French Troops was given in to 
the Selectmen — whereupon Orders were given Edward Green 
Esq*" as by Copy on file. 

Boston November 2C)th, 1782. 

Present in Council His Honor, Thomas Gushing Esq., Lt. Gov- 
ernor, Hon. Jeremiah Powell & Warren Sawyer Esq. His Excel- 
lency called the Council togeather this day & was pleased to lay 
before them a Representation from Maj. Dumas,* Aide de Camp 
to Count Rochambeau respecting Quarters for the officers of the 
French Army & asked their Advice thereon. The Council took 

* Count Mathieu Dumas, General of French Army, bom, Montpellier, November 23, 1753 ; died, 
Paris, October 16, 1837. Entering the army in 1773, he served as aide to Rochambeau in America, 1780- 
83 ; performed missions to Turkey and Holland ; he was a member of the Legislative Assembly in 
1791, and a friend of Lafayette; was condemned to death, and fled to Switzerland; entered the military 
service of Napoleon, and was a general at Waterloo ; active in the revolution of 1830; he aided Lafayette 
in placing Louis Philippe on the throne. Besides some military works, he published "Memoirs of my 
own Time," (1773-1826;. His memoirs, entitled " Souvenirs," were published by his son. 



284 J)on^ of t^t %mmtm iSebolution^ 

the Same into consideration & were of Opinion that the General 
Court had sufficiently empowered the Selectmen of the Town of 
Boston to procure Quarters for said Officers. Adjourned to lo 
o'clock to-morrow Morning. 

Friday y December 6^ 1782. 

Present in Council His Excellency John Hancock, Esq., Gov- 
ernor, His Honor Thomas Gushing, Esq., Lt. Governor, Hon^^^ 
Jeremiah Powell, Hon. Nathan Gushing, Walter Spooner, Esq., 
Jona. Greenleaf, Esq. His Excellency proposed to the Council 
the expediency of inviting the General Staff & Field Officers of 
the French Army lately arrived from the Southward to a Public 
Dinner & asked Advice of Council thereon. The Council took the 
Same into Consideration & were unanimously of Opinion that it 
was not only expedient but necessary to invite the General Staff 
& Field Officers of the French Army to a public Dinner & re- 
quested His Excellency to give the Invitation accordingly to said 
Officers to Dinner on Wednesday next at Colonel Marstons at the 
Bunch of Grapes in State Street. 

Council Meeting Thursday, December 19, 1782. 

Ordered. Contractors for the post of Boston to repay to the 
French Commissary the Provisions that have been borrowed for 
the supply of the Troops that have been doing duty at Hull in the 
month of October last. 

And whereas the articles supplied by the French as Rations 
differ from the Continental establishment of Rations. Therefore 
Advised that His Excellency the Governor direct the. Commissary 
General to repay to the Contractor above referred to all such Pro- 
visions or Articles he may furnish the French Commissary with 
over & above those allowed by the Continental Establishment 
which Surplusage is to be charged to the United States. 

Report of the Record Co7Jtmissioners^ XXVI. 275. 
Town Meeting Assembled in Faneuil Hall, 7 December, 1782, 

10 A.M. 



€f)e f rencft 5l!ntip m 25o^ton* 285 

The Article in the Warrant — viz., " To consider of some suit- 
able Method of Shewing the Gratitude and Respect of the Town 
to the Army and Navy of his most Christian Majesty," was read. 
Whereupon — It was moved and voted that 

. The Hon^'® Samuel Adams Esq"", 
The Hon^^^ James Sullivan Esq"", 
William Cooper Esq"", 
be a Committee to prepare an Address to His Excellency the Baron 
Viomenil,* General & Commander-in-Chief of the Forces of his 
Most Christian Majesty, lately arrived in this Town pursuant to 
the Warrant for calling the Meeting & to Report at the Adjourn- 
ment. 

Moved & Voted, that this Committee be directed to withdraw, 
and Report as soon as may be. 

The Committee to prepare an Address Report the following 
Draught of one which being read and considered by the Town — 
the Question was put Whether the same shall be accepted 
Passed in the Affermative — unanimously. 

To HIS Excellency the Baron Viomenil General and Commander 
OF THE Forces of his most Christian Majesty in the United 
States of America. 
Sir : 

The Freeholders & other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston legally Assem- 
bled in Faneuil Hall congratulate your Excellency on your Safe Arrival at the 
Capital of this Commonwealth, 

It is with particular Pleasure that we embrace this Oppertunity of testefy- 
ing the Singular Respect with which We regard your Excellency, and the gal- 
lant Troops under your Command ; sent by his most Christian Majesty the 

t Antoine Charles du Houx Baron de Viomenil, a French General, was bom in 172S at Franconcourt, 
Lorraine; died at Paris, November 9, 1792. Reentered the army at the age of fifteen as Lieutenant; 
was wounded at the siege of Bergen-op-Zoom, 1747 ; distinguished himself in command of light troops of 
Condi's army in the campaigns of Hanover, and also in Corsica, where he earned the brevet of Marshal- 
de-camp and of companion of St. Louis. In 1770 he assisted the party of the confederation in Poland 
against the Russian armies; conducted, while there, some important operations, particularly the capture 
of the castle of Cracow. In 1780 the Baron Viomenil came to America as second in command under 
Rochambeau, and distinguished himself at the capture of Yorktown, receiving in 1782 the grand cross 
of St. Louis; made in 1783 Lieutenant-General . At the period of the French Revolution he stood by the 
king to the last moment, and was so badly wounded in defending him at the attack of the Tuileries, August 
10, 1792, that he died a few weeks later. His brother, Charles Joseph Hyacinthe du Houx, Marshal 
of France, was bom in 1734; died at Paris, March 5, 1827; Aide to Chevert in the Seven Years' War; 
served as a Major-General in Rochambeau's army in America; was Govemor of Martinique in 1789-90; 
served under Conde in 1792-97; was made a Peer in 1814; a Marshal, Julys, 1816; and a Marquis in 
1817. 



286 ^Dii^ of tl)c Stmcrican Jitcbolution, 

illustrious Ally of the United States, to their Succor and Crowned in this Ser- 
vice with the most brilliant Success and permanent Honors. We Assure your 
Excellency that no part of the United States, can be impressed More deeply 
with eveiy Sentiment, becoming the Most Faithful Allies, towards the King 
your Sovereign, and the Nation which he governs with so much Glory, or can 
entertain a higher Sense of the great Merits of his Land & Naval Forces in 
America, than the Inhabitants of Boston. 

Our whole Country Attest the perfect Discipline, the uncommon good Order 
and Civility which these Forces have constantly preserved ; a Circumstance 
among many Others which while it leaves the most agreeable Impression on 
the Minds of the Inhabitants in every Quarter, and must be extremely favor- 
able to the publick Friendship, Cannot but at the same time hightein our 
Regard at their Departure. Wherever these Forces may still be employed. 
May Heaven defend their Persons, prosper their value, and add new Glories 
to their Names and to that of their Nation. 

Your Excellency we are sure will be pleased, that upon this Occasion we do 
not forget to mention with the Utmost Respect the Name of Count Rocham- 
beau your Predecessor in this important Command, whose distinguished Ser- 
vices in America can never be forgotten, and to whom also we ardently wish 
every Felicity. 

May the happy Alliance with France never be dissolved or impaired in the 
Support of which Such Expences have been incurred — Such Toils endured — 
Such invaluable Lives exposed — Such great Actions displayed, and Such 
genourious Blood Offered. And may the reciprocal Fruits of it to both 
Nations be perpetually augmented. 

On a Motion made — Ordered, That the Honourable Samuel 
Adams Esq"" the Moderator, the Honourable James Sullivan Esq"" 
and Samuel Barret Esq*" togeather with the Gentlemen the Select- 
men be and hereby are appointed a Committee to wait upon his 
Excellency the Baron Viomenil General and Commander of the 
Forces of his most Christian Majesty, with this Address. Then 
the Meeting was dissolved. 



Tozvn Meeting, Wednesday lO A.M., December ii, 1782. 

Samuel Barrett, Esq., Moderator at Faneuil Hall. 

The Committee appointed to present the Address of the Town 
to his Excellency — The Baron Viomenil General and Commander 
of the Forces of his Most Christian Majesty in the United States. 

Reported that they had presented said Address, to which the 
Baron had been pleased to make Reply — which Reply being pre- 
sented in French and English, they now laid before the Town. 



\ 



€Ije f rencl) 5lrmp in 25a^tDn» 287 

The Reply in English was read to the Town, and is as follows, 
— viz : 

Gentlemen^ 

It belonged to the Count de Rochambeau much more than to myself to 
receive these distinguished and flattering Testimonies which you have been 
pleased to give to the Conduct of the Troops, placed by the choice and confi- 
dence of the King, in his hands in order to serve the cause of your Liberty. 
It is by pursuing the intentions of his Majesty, and the Orders, the particular 
Instructions and the example of the General which he gave us that we have 
been able to inspire you with these Sentiments of esteem and Attatchment of 
which you now Assure us in expressions that do us the greatest honor. 

All the principal Officers of this Army, are as well as myself, Gentlemen, 
extremely touched with your Suffrage in their favor ; it in a manner insures to 
them the approbation of the King, and is a very flattering recompence for the 
care they have taken to maintain Discipline in the Regiments which they com- 
mand ; the other Officers by whom they have been perfectly secured, will also 
be penetrated with the same sentiments ; And the whole Army see with Satis- 
faction, how thoroughly you are persuaded, that it is the perfect Union that has 
reigned between the American Troops the Marine of the King and the French 
Corps under the Orders, of the Count de Rochambeau, that France and the 
United States are indebted for that Success you so kindly applaud. 

Permit me also Gentlemen to sieze the present moment for declaring to you 
our Admiration of the virtues, the talents, and the accomplishments, which so 
particularly distinguish his Excellency General WashingtOxV. We all de- 
sire that the homage of our respects, and of our warm wishes for his preserva- 
tion and happiness, may be agreeable to him as a testimony of the Satisfaction 
we have had in serving under his Orders. 

I may venture to assure you beforehand Gentlemen, that the King will 
very sensibly feel the good wishes which the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Boston have so ardently made for the glory of his Reign and the Prosperity of 
the Nation which he governs. The disinterestedness and the wisdom of the 
views, of his Majesty — in all that he has done for the Support of the Indepen- 
dence of America do not admit a doubt that the next destination of this Army 
will still contribute with effieancy to the Compleate establishment of that Ob- 
ject. To whatever part of the Earth his Orders may send it, all who compose 
this Corps will ever remember with much sensibility, the pleasing wishes you 
have expressed for us on our departure. 

The Assurances of your Affection, and the expression of your desires for the 
Maintainance of the Alliance which his Majesty regards as one of those happy 
events that has marked his Reign leaving not the least Room to doubt of the 
duration of this Union, or the great Advantages that will result from it to the 
two Nations in all times to come. 

For myself nothing Gentlemen could flatter me more than the particular 
marks you have been pleased to give me of your esteem. I beg you to accept 



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togeather with all the thanks I owe to you, my most sincere respects for the 
prosperity of the United States in general, and for the happiness of the Citi- 
zens of Boston in particular. 

Moved and Voted, — That the Town Clerk be directed to pub- 
lish in the News Papers at the expense of the Town — the Address 
of the Inhabitants to the Count de Rochambeau the General of the 
French Army togeather with the Reply made to said Address in 
both languages. 

Claude Blanchard says : — 

"On nth (Nov. 1782) we were at Providence, where I had 
spent so much time in 1780 and 1781. The entire army was quar- 
tered there until M. de Vaudreuil's squadron, in which we were to 
embark, was ready. 

" The artillery went first and set out for Boston where it arrived 
the 1 8th. 

" Our troops arrived at Boston successively on the 3d, 4th, and 
5th of December ; and they encamped in the order that they 
arrived. The weather was very fine, so that Dr. Cooper, the 
pompous Protestant clergyman whom I have mentioned before, 
said, * Heaven smiles upon the troops of France.' 

*' On the 1 2th, the members of the assembly of Boston came to 
congratulate the Baron de Viomenil, who received them in the 
midst of a large number of officers, of whom I was one. The 
spokesman, Mr. Samuel Adams, a respectable old man, spoke very 
spiritedly. His discourse and M. de Viomenil's reply were inserted 
in the public papers. On the same day the assembly gave a great 
dinner to M. de Viomenil and the principal officers of the army. 
It was Mr. Hancock, at that time governor of the State, who pre- 
sided at it." 

Independent Ledger^ Monday ^ December 9, 1782. 

"In the last week his most Christian Majesty's regiments, 
Bourbonois, Sossounis, Sautonge and Deux-Ponts, under com- 
mand of his Excellency the Baron de Viomenil arrived in Town 
from the Southward. When we reflect upon the uninterupted 
harmony that has subsisted between the allied armies, the number 



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and rank of the officers that have left their native country, to em- 
bark in the glorious cause of America, we must consider it as a 
happy presage of the continuance of an alliance formed upon such 
principles as cannot fail to produce lasting advantages to both 
nations." 

Count Rochambeau and his suite arrived in Providence Novem- 
ber 9, where he received great attention. A grand ball was 
given in his honor on the 23d. December i he transferred com- 
mand of the army to the Baron de Viomenil, and set out for Phila- 
delphia, where he was to embark to return to France. 

From Philadelphia he proceeded to Annapolis, Maryland, ar- 
riving on Sunday, January 12, 1783. On the morning of Friday, 
January 17, Count Rochambeau with his suite embarked on board 
his Most Christian Majesty's frigate, the "Emerande," for France. 

The French fleet departed from Boston December 23 for the 
West Indies. Upon arrival there it was met with news that peace 
had been declared between Great Britain and France. After 
refitting, the fleet sailed for home, arriving in harbor of Brest 
June, 1783. The troops had been absent since the spring of 
1780. 



MILITARY DESCENDANTS OF DEACON 
THOMAS PARKER. 

A RECORD, not complete, but sufficiently so to possess great 
interest, has been prepared by Dr. M. G. Parker, and has been 
inserted, inasmuch as Deacon Thomas Parker (i 605-1 683) was 
ancestor of nearly all the Parkers represented in our Society and of 
all the Reading branch. 

Moses Greeley Parker, M.D., Lowell, Massachusetts, was the 
grandson of Peter and great-grandson of Kendall, who went from 
Reading to Dracut in 1 740, and settled on land partly in Dracut 
and partly in Methuen, building his house and barn on the Merri- 
mack River road, one-quarter of a mile west of the Methuen line. 
The barn is still standing. Kendall was great-grandson and Peter 
was great-great-grandson of Deacon Thomas Parker, the emigrant, 
who sailed from London, England, March 11, 1635, in the '' Su- 
zan & Ellin." He first settled in Lynn, remaining there, with his 
wife Amy, about two years. They moved to Reading, where he 
was one of the founders of the church and a commissioner, with 
Deacon Thomas Kendall and Deacon William Cowdrey, to try 
'' small cases." 

Deacon Thomas Parker was represented in the Colonial Wars by 
five sons, three grandsons, eight great-grandsons, and eleven great- 
great-grandsons, — twenty-six by the name of Parker and one by 
the name of Munroe, son of his great-grand-daughter Deliverance 
Parker Munroe. At the Boston Tea Party his great-grandson 
Jonathan, disguised as an Indian, was present. This Jonathan 
carried off two British cannon in his farm wagon, and concealed 
them in Muddy Pond woods. They were heard from at the battle 
of Bunker Hill, and may now be seen at the top of Bunker Hill 
Monument, properly inscribed. On the 19th of April, at the battle 
of Lexington and Concord, he was represented by five great-grand- 
sons, Kendall being one of the five, and twenty-three great-great- 
grandsons, — twenty-five by the name of Parker and three descend- 
ants of his great-grand-daughters. 



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In the Revolutionary War, Deacon Thomas had three great-grand- 
sons, Kendall being one of the three, and thirty-two great-great- 
grandsons, Peter being one of these, — twenty-eight by the name of 
Parker and seven descendants of his great-grand-daughters. 

The following is a list, not complete, of the descendants of Dea- 
con Thomas Parker in the battle of Lexington and Concord. One 
reference is given, more are accessible : — 

GREAT-GRANDSONS. 

Daniel, Sr., b. 1725, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 700. 
Lieut. David, b. 1719, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 
Ephram, Sr., 1728-18 10, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 700. 
Kendall, b. 1723, Col. Green's Reg., Mass. Arch., Vol. 13, p. 79. 
Samuel, b. 1701, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSONS. 

Aaron, b. 1757, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 700. 
Corp. Asa, 1 740-1 809, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 
Lieut. Benjamin, b. 1727, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 
Caleb, 1773-1820, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 700. 
Daniel, Jr., b. 1752, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 
Sergt. Ebenezer, b. 1750, Capt. John Parker's Co., Parker Gen., p. 58. 
Ebenezer, b. 1754, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 
Edmund, b. 1762, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 700. 
Ephram, 2d, b. 1751, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 700. 
Lieut. Isaac, 1750-1798, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 700. 
Capt. John, Sr., 1 729-1 775, Col. Green's Reg., Parker Gen., p. 82. 
John, Jr., b. 1763, Parker Gen., p. 150. 

Jonas, Sr., 1 722-1 775, killed, Capt. Parker's Co., Parker Gen., p. 49. 
Lieut. Jonas, Jr., 1 753-1 783, Col. Green's Reg., Parker Gen., p. 482. 
Josiah, Jr., 1 751-1830, Woburn Co., Parker Gen., p. 142. 
Thaddeus, 1731 -1789, Capt. Parker's Co., Parker Gen., p. 482. 
Thomas, 1 727-1 799, Capt. Parker's Co., Parker Gen., p. 58. Seized and 

bound with ropes two British soldiers, making them his prisoners. 
Thomas, b. 1725, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 
Dea. Thomas, b. 1759, ^^^- Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 
Sergt. William, 1 759-1 776, Col. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 

SONS OF GREAT-GRAND-DAUGHTERS. 

John Goodwin, b. 1739, ^ol. Green's Reg., Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 699. 
David Smith, b. 1741, Capt. Parker's Co., Hudson's Hist. Lexington, p. 222. 
Nathan Munroe, b. 1747, Capt. Parker's Co., Hudson's Hist. Lexington, p. 156. 



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The following is a list, not complete, of Deacon Thomas 
Parker's descendants in the Revolutionary War : — 

GREAT-GRANDSONS. 

Caleb, b. 1725, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 695. 

Lieut. David, b. 1719, Mass. Arch., Vol. 54. 

Corp. Kendall, b. 1723, Mass. Arch., Vol. 55, file H, p. 4. 

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSONS. 

Aaron, b. 1757, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 695. 

Amos, 1 748-1801, Parker Gen., p. 104. 

Lieut. Benjamin, b. 1727, Parker Gen., p. 489. 

Daniel, b. 1752, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 695. 

Sergt. Ebenezer, 1750-1839, Parker Gen., p. 118. 

Edmund, 1 762-1 840, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 695. 

Edmund, Capt. Green's R.L Co., Parker Gen., p. 145. 

Ephram, 1 757-1810, Parker Gen., p. 104. 

Major EHsha, 1 754-1818, Parker Gen., p. 102. 

HolHs, b. 1752, Parker Gen., p. 100. 

Ichabod, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 695. 

Isaac, 1 750-1798, Parker Gen., 99. 

Isaac, 1763-after 1820, Parker Gen., p. 154. 

Capt. John, 1 729-1 775, Parker Gen., p. 85. 

Joseph, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 695. 

Jonas, Jr., 1 753-1 783, Parker Gen., p. 482. 

Josiah, Jr., 1 751-1830, Parker Gen., p. 142. 

Levi, 1 762-1 8 1 3, Parker Gen., p. 158. 

Nahum, 1 760-1 839, Parker Gen., p. 104. 

Col. Nathan, 1 748-1815, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 309. 

Peter, 1 738-1 803, Year Book Mass. Soc. S.A.R., p. 375. 

Peter, 1 754-1809, Mass. Arch., Vol. 54, p. 22. 

Samuel, 1 754-1 779, Mass. Arch., Vol. 54, p. 376. 

Thaddeus, 1 731 -1789, Parker Gen., p. 90. 

Sergt. William, 1 759-1 776, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 103. 

SONS OF GRAND-DAUGHTERS. 

Nathaniel Cowdrey, b. 1759, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 694. 
John Goodwin, b. 1739, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 694. 
Samuel Goodwin, b. 1744, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 694. 
Moses Mead, b. 1754, Hudson's Hist. Lexington, p. 135. 
Nathan Munroe, b. 1747, Hudson's Hist. Lexington, p. 156. 
Josiah Munroe, b. 1745, Hudson's Hist. Lexington, p. 155. 
Benjamin Smith, b. 1741, Eaton's Hist. Reading, p. 695. 



RESOLUTIONS ON MR. BARRETT. 

The fact that, together with his Presidency of the National 
Society and his long tenure of the office of President of the State 
Society, Mr. Barrett was also the first on the roll of the Boston 
Chapter, would seem to make it fitting that the Resolutions passed 
by the National Society and the Boston Chapter should also find 
a place in our Historical Sketch. The Resolutions of the Old 
Suffolk Chapter have also been furnished for publication. 

The Society is indebted to the family of Mr. Barrett for per- 
mission to reproduce the photograph from the studio of Elmer 
Chickering. 

RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE NATIONAL SOCIETY. 

Whereas the members of the National Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution have learned with sincere sorrow of the death of its beloved Presi- 
dent, Edwin Shepard Barrett, of Concord, Massachusetts, we take the first 
opportunity at this our annual meeting of expressing our grief at his sudden 
and unexpected decease. Therefore 

Be it Resolved, That in his death this Society has lost an efficient, a digni- 
fied, and an able presiding officer, a zealous advocate of its course, and an 
earnest and untiring worker in the enlargement and upbuilding of its patriotic 
principles. 

The world has lost a man of unblemished character, whose every instinct 
was to improve and benefit mankind, and his family a kind and loving husband 
and father. 

Resolved, That in his death we recognize the hand of Him who doeth all 
things well, believing that this Society and our country have been stimulated 
to good and righteous works through the influence of his example. 

Resolved, That we extend to his family our sympathy in their hour of 
bereavement, and trust the great Commander of nations may comfort them in 
their sorrow. 

Resolved, That a copy of these Resolutions be spread on the records of this 
Society, and a copy be sent the family of the deceased. 

RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE BOSTON CHAPTER. 

Whereas the President of our National Society of Sons of the American 
Revolution, Honorable Edwin Shepard Barrett, has been suddenly removed 
from us by death, be it 



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Resolved, That we, the Boston Chapter of Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion, express our sincere sorrow and our sense of loss, both personal and as a 
Chapter, in the death of Mr. Barrett. He was a charter member of this 
Chapter, and devoted to all its interests. As President of the Massachusetts 
Society, and later of the National Society, he won our increasing admiration 
and sustained our highest regard. 

We hold him in affectionate honor for his high character, his genial pres- 
ence, his wide influence, his intelligent and devoted loyalty to the ends of this 
organization, and for his patriotic and devout integrity. It is with most un- 
usual sorrow that we bring ourselves to think of his departure from us, and we 
cannot too strongly express our estimate of the loss sustained by our own and 
kindred organizations. We extend to his family our sincerest sympathy, and 
count ourselves among those who mourn beside his grave. As the world is 
poorer for his death, so it is permanently richer by reason of his hfe. 



RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE OLD SUFFOLK CHAPTER. 

Whereas it has pleased Divine Providence to remove from our midst 
Edwin Shepard Barrett, President, General of the Society of the Sons of 
the American Revolution, ex-President of the Massachusetts Society of the 
American Revolution, and an honored member of its Board of Management ; 
and 

Whereas it is but just that a fitting recognition of his life of usefulness and 
his many virtues should be made by those who had the privilege of coming 
within the bright sphere of his manly and helpful influence, — therefore, be it 

Resolved, That, while the members of Old Suffolk Chapter of Chelsea, 
Revere, and Winthrop, Sons of the American Revolution, bow to the will of 
the Most High in humble submission to Him who doeth all things well, yet 
none the less do we mourn most sincerely the loss from earthly companionship 
of a true friend, compatriot, and man. 

Resolved, That in the death of Edwin Shepard Barrett the society of which 
he was the honored head has lost one ever ready to proffer the hand to aid 
and the voice to encourage our Chapter, and whose earnest endeavors were 
exerted for its welfare and prosperity ; a friend who was dear to us all ; a 
citizen whose upright life was a standard of emulation to us all. 

Resolved, That the heartfelt sympathy of this Chapter be extended to his 
family in their affliction and to the society in its great loss. 

Besides the foregoing the State Societies of California, Maine, 
and Rhode Island, the Worcester Chapter, and the Daughters of 
the American Revolution of Massachusetts adopted resolutions 
of respect and sympathy. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 



Page 48. Under Allyn, William J., for David Allen read David Allyn. 

Page 50. To Barrett, Nelson Macy, add 

Great-great-grandson of James Gilmore. 
Great-great-great-grandson of Jeremiah Page. 
Great-great-great-great-grandson of Caleb Page. 

Page 59. To Clarke, George Kuhn, add 

Great-great-great-grandson of Peter Sanborn. 

Page 61. To Cox, Edward Jones, add 

Great-great-grandson of Isaac Colburn. 
Great-grandson of Jonathan Damon. 
Great-great-grandson of John Dexter. 

Page 87. To Mansfield, Charles Francis, add 
Great-grandson of William Mansfield. 
Great-great-grandson of Daniel Mansfield. 

On page 89 add, 

Mitchell, Edward Vinal 

Great-great-grandson of Jedediah Phips. 



Page 95. To Parker, George Stearns, add 
Great-grandson of Smith Adams. 

Page 97. Under Penniman, George Wallace, for David Winfield read 
David Linfield. 

Page 117. To Woodward, Charles Washburn, and Woodward, Fred 
Hudson, add 

Great-great-grandsons of Jonas Woodward. 



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